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Unformatted text preview: Draw your observations. C-4. Kingdom Rhodophyta (red algae): The red algae are a group of predominantly marine organisms that lack flagellated stages in their life cycle. They possess chlorophyll a as well as various other accessory pigments. The red algae you are looking at today exhibits sporic meiosis, a life cycle where both haploid and diploid generations are multicellular (refer back to Fig. 1). Polysiphonia is a widespread marine alga with a branching, filamentous thallus (body). The filaments are often thicker than one cell. Examine preserved material available on demonstration and make a sketch in the space to the right. Note the relatively simple thallus. (Note: the specimen is colourless because pigments were removed during the preservation process.)...
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