This genus grow three inches per day and forms

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are considered beneficial. This genus grow three inches per day and forms blanket at the entire sea bottom. 5. Halimeda Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Chlorophyta Class: Bryopsidophyceae Order: Bryopsidales Family: Halimedaceae Genus: Halimeda spp. Description: Belongs to a family of fast growing calcareous algae in tropical oceans ranging from shallow to deep waters. Its holdfast (roots) is attached to a sandy or rocky substrate. Its body is comprises of green flattened or plate-like segments that is commonly made up of CO 3 . 6. Boergesenia Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Chlorophyta Class: Ulvophyceae Order: Cladophorales Family: Siphonocladaceae Genus: Boergesenia spp. Description: A clump of elongated, pear-shaped bubbles that is attached to hard surfaces. It is smooth, shiny and bright green to yellowish green in color. The skin is thin that causes the
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entire bubble of the algae to be translucent. According to the site Algaebase.com there are two species of Boergesenia namely, Boergesenia forbesii and Boergesenia magna . 7. Liagora Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Rhodophyta Class: Florideophyceae Order: Nemaliales Family: Liagroaceae Genus: Liagora spp. Description: A common red algae genus on Hawaiian reefs. Its common characteristic that distinguished from the others are its dichotomously divided and calcified body. All species are somehow similar in appearance, and can only be differentiate using a microscope. 8. Galaxaura Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Rhodophyta Class: Rhodophyceae Order: Nemaliales Family: Galaxauraceae Genus: Galaxaura spp. Description: This red algae genus is calcified and forms hemispherical domes that reaches up to 15 cm and attach to a single holdfast. Its segments are branch dichotomously and the tips of the branches are crosscut and have central hole. It has reddish to orange color and off-white. 9. Acanthophora Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Chlorophyta Class: Florideophyceae Order: Ceramiales Family: Rhodomelaceae Genus: Acanthophora spp. Description:
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Characterized by calcifies, dichotomously branched body and cylindrical branches. The gametophyte and sporophyte phase of the genus are different that causes it to be unusual. In gametophyte, branches surface is smooth and orange in color, while in sporophyte, the branches are covered in dense layer of hairs and red in color. 10. Ulva Domain: Eukaryota Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Chlorophyta Class: Ulvophyceae Order: Ulvales Family: Ulvaceae Genus: Ulva spp. Description: Individual blades grow up to 400 mm if the plant grows in sheltered habitat. The macroscopic alga are light to dark green in color and attached by disc holdfast. It is an edible algae. This genus is previously under Enteromorpha , a former member of green nori. III. Parts of Algae/Seaweeds
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References: Algae Basics. (n.d.). Retrieved (17 September 2016) from - algae/ What are seaweeds?. (n.d). Retrieved (17 September 2016) from What is seaweed?. (n.d.). Retrieved (17 September 2016) from Eucheuma spp.(n.d.).Retrieved (29 September 2016) from
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