algal taxonomy

Scott Shumway Scott_Shumway at
Tue Nov 11 17:01:23 EST 1997

I am reviewing a textbook and have questions about some of the taxonomy in
the text.

What is the currently accepted division/phylum name for the
dinoflagellates?  This text refers to them as the dinophyta.  I have never
heard this name before.

What is the commonly accepted kingdom for the macroalgae?  Are they plantae
or protista?  Why?

Scott Shumway
Associate Professor of Biology
Dept. of Biology
Wheaton College
Norton, MA 02766
"Scott_Shumway at"
fax 508-285-8278

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