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Red, Brown and Green Algae
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What is the cellular organization of red algae?
Most are multicellular seaweeds
What is the color of red algae?
Red, pink and purple
How do red algae move?
They are free-floating
Where is red algae found?
Deep in the ocean
What are some unique characteristics of red algae?
Red pigments are good at absorbing little light that reaches deep ocean water
What are uses for Red algae?
ice cream, hair conditiners and eaten in asian cultures
What is the cellular organization of green algae?
Most are unicellular, some form colonies and few are multicellular
What is the color of green algae?
How does green algae move?
Some float and some are stationary
Where are green algae found?
Most are aquatic and live in fresh or salt water; few live on land on rocks, in crevices of tree bark and in moist soil
What are unique characteristics of green algae?
They are very closely related to land plants (they contain same pigment and share other important similarities)
What are the uses for green algae?
energy source, fertilizer, food and pollution control
What is the cellular organization of brown algae?
What color is brown algae/
Shade of brown that contains brown, yellow, orange and green pigments
How do brown algae move?
they are stationary and anchor themselves to rocks
Where are brown algae found?
cool ,rocky, coastal waters
What are the unique characteristics of brown algae?
Commonly called seaweed; giant kelps can grow as long as 100 meters; Holdfasts that anchor (like plant roots); Stalks (like plant stems) that support blades (like plant leaves); Many have gas-filled bladders to allow algae to float upright
What are the uses for brown algae?
some people eat it; used in thickness in pudding and other foods; giant kelp form large underwater "forests' where large organisms like sea otters live.
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