Description of Stramenochromes:
Stramenopiles with chloroplasts; chloroplasts contain chlorophylls a and c and provide cells with a yellow, golden or brown colour. Includes organisms with are autotrophic, mixotrophic and exclusively heterotrophic (i.e. have secondarily lost the plastids); from small marine picoplankton to giant kelps measuring many metres. Name from Detlev Leipe.