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- noun Any of numerous mostly freshwater unicellular heterokonts of the division Chrysophyta that are characteristically golden brown, having two types of chlorophyll largely masked by the pigment fucoxanthin.
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- noun biology Any golden alga (of the class Chrysophyceae)
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Diatom and chrysophyte algal response to long-term PCB contamination from a point-source in northern Labrador, Canada.
For example, Paterson et al.  found no change in chrysophyte and diatom indicators over the past 150 years in the sediment of Saglek Lake (northern Labrador, Canada).
For example, chrysophyte microfossils were absent or rare in Sawtooth Lake (Ellesmere Island, 79° N) over the past 2,500 years but suddenly became abundant 80 years ago.
Sediment records of algae, in particular diatom species and chrysophyte abundance, show that in Finland and northern Canada, lakes were ice-bound for thousands of years but conditions began to change about 150 years ago.