Notes on Seaweed and Marine Plants

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Notes on Seaweed and Marine Plants Seaweed and Marine Plants. Seaweeds Seaweeds  are  eukaryotic, multicellular algae o They are also known as  macrophytes  or  macroalgae   There importance of Seaweed: o They are autotrophs They convert sunlight energy into chemical energy, which can be a very useful  source of food for heterotrophs o They produce oxygen for organisms  o They are source of shelter for many organisms o They have economic importance Many people harvest seaweed, especially for food Seaweeds produce gelatinous chemicals called phycocolloids One example of phycocolloids is  agar Types of Seaweed : Green Algae, Brown Algae, Red Algae General Structure   of seaweed o Seaweeds  lack  the true roots, leaves and stems of plants The seaweed can be a giant kelp, filament structure, or thin leafy sheet o The complete structure of the seaweed is called 
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