Schizochytrium sp.

Munish Puri, Adarsha Gupta, Shweta Sahni

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Schizochytrium sp. is a member of the family Thraustochytridiaceae, class Labyrinthulomycetes. It is a unicellular eukaryotic marine protist with a ubiquitous presence in the marine environments such as oceanic and coastal waters, low-temperature environments, sediments, and deep-sea waters. These protists are spherical, ranging between 2 and 30 μm (for zoospores) and >30 μm (mature zoosporangium) in diameter.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Early online date17 Feb 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Feb 2023


  • Schizochytrium sp.
  • Thraustochytridiaceae
  • eukaryotic marine protist
  • marine environment
  • microbes
  • zoosporangia
  • carotenoids


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