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Unformatted text preview: Dense slug-like aggregation of cell forms Produced spores to reproduce The red Algae • Multicellular, photosynthetic seaweeds • Bright red to black, due to various pigments, combined with chlorophyll • Found exclusively in marine environments • Very common in deep, clear tropical waters o Can live deeper than other seaweeds • Diversity of forms and uses o Some species deposit calcium carbonate o Some species harvested for foods o Energy captured by red algae important in food chains The green algae • Some form long filamentous chains of cells • Found in clear water • Some form clusters of cells • Mostly microscopic forms • Ulva (sea lettuce) • Are closely related to plants • The earliest plants may have been similar to today’s multicellular green algae...
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- Spring '07
- Photosynthesis, Slime mold, o Energy