Green Algae

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DesLee26
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261914
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Green Algae
Updated:
2014-02-15 16:34:52
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Plant Kingdom
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Biology
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  1. Structure
    • Unicellular, multicellular
    • Uninucleated, multinucleated
    • Filamentous/ colonial
    • All are photosynthetic
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    • Its chloroplast take the shape of the cell
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    • Three groups:
    • -          Chlorophyceae
    • -          Ulvophyceae
    • -          charophyceae
  2. Mobiity
    • Some may or may not
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    • Most contain structures like flagella
  3. Location
    • Majority reside in fresh water;
    • Free-floating or attached to a substrate; may grow on snow
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    • Can have symbiotic relationships
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    • North side of tress, where it is moist and cololer
  4. Cells
    • haploid or diploid (depending on the life cycle)
    • has pyrenoids
    • may be uninucleate or multinucleate
  5. Pigments
    • -          Have an orangey-red spot associated with them
    • -          Chlorophylls a and b and carotenoid
  6. Cell Wall
    Firm cell walls with cellulose, hemicellulose, and pectic substances
  7. Reproduction
    • Asexual (mitosis)
    • Sexual  (isogamous, anisogamous, oogamous)
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    • All three life cycles
  8. Uses

    Future Uses
    • Uses:
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    • Direct food source
    • -          Ulva: waxpaper texture from shallow intertidal zones that is used for soups, salids, and radishes
    • -          Chlorella: unicellular; contains most vitamins except vitamin A; unpleasant odor and look;
    • source of beta carotene;
    • space exploration
    • Dunaliella: 14% weight as beta carotene

    • extract metals from waste water
    • prduction of biofuels
    • produce hydrogen that could be used as a fuel

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