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G algin carragcenin sp green algae chlorophyll a and

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Unformatted text preview: e red algae are heterotrophs Roles: Primary Producers Oxygen production Provide habitat (especially kelp forests) Algae uses: Paints, ice cream, battery, shakes and drinks, juices, lipsticks, blush, power Most of these come from phycocolloids (e.g. algin, carragcenin (sp?) Green algae Chlorophyll a and b Starch Simple thallus Brown Algae Fucoxanthin- dominant pigment Dominant primary producers in rocky shores Grow extremely quickly Red Algae Phycobilin Important in coral reefs because have calcium carbonate Seagrasses True plants, have roots, leaves, flowers (main way plants reproduce), vascular tissue Dominated by...
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