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Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Phaeodactylum tricornutum

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Protista
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: Naviculales
Family: Phaeodactylaceae
Genus: Phaeodactylum
Species: P. tricornutum
Binomial name
Phaeodactylum tricornutum
(Bohlin, 1897)

Phaeodactylum tricornutum is a diatom. It is the only species in the genus Phaeodactylum.

Gene Sequencing

Phaeodactylum tricornutum is one of two diatoms to have its genome sequenced (the other being Thalassiosira pseudonana). Over 30000 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) have been organized into the Diatom EST Database.[1]


Phaeodactylum ranges from France[2] and Germany[3] in Europe to Novia Scotia in North America.[4]

See also


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