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  • proper n. A taxonomic division within the kingdom Plantae — the green algae.

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  • n. large division of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that possess chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose cell walls; classes Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae; obviously ancestral to land plants

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek χλωρός (khlōros, "pale green") + φυτόν (phuton, "plant") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Along the shore are ceiba and banana and ficus, and bright emerald clusters of sea lettuce (Chlorophyta), water hyacinth, giant mango trees, the fruit tree called poponjoche, and the bright-blossomed national flower, the Sacuanjocheink.

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  • Along the shore are ceiba and banana and ficus, and bright emerald clusters of sea lettuce Chlorophyta, water hyacinth, giant mango trees, the fruit tree called poponjoche, and the bright-blossomed national flower, the Sacuanjocheink.

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  • More than 80 species of green (Chlorophyta), brown (Phaeophyta) and red (Rhodophyta) algae have been identified at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.

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  • Noncorrespondence of breeding groups, morphology and monophyletic groups in Spirogyra Zygnemataceae; Chlorophyta and the application of species concepts.

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  • Amongst the Green Algae (or the Chlorophyta), the biologically active members include species of the genera Codium, Halimeda, Ulva, Cladophoropsis Caulerpa and

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  • In this study, the phototactic behavior in the spheroidal, multicellular volvocine green alga Volvox rousseletii (Volvocales, Chlorophyta) was analyzed.

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  • Foraminiferans Kingdom "uncertain" (Foraminifera) Mainly macroscopic and multicellular • Brown algae Stramenopila (Phaeophyta) • Red algae Rhodophyta Many single celled and macroscopic species • Green algae Chlorophyta Of these eight photosynthetic groups, only the green algae have colonized and become well established in terrestrial environments.

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  • C. reinhardtii and V. carteri have a high sequence similarity since both species belong to the Chlorophyta group

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