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Alga

Alga

Origin: L, seaweed.

(Science: botany) a kind of seaweed; pl. The class of cellular cryptogamic plants which includes the black, red, and green seaweeds, as kelp, dulse, sea lettuce, also marine and fresh water confervae, etc. Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.


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Is Cyanobacteria an algae or a prokaryote (bacteria)??

Cyanobacteria is often grouped with algae as it is a photosynthetic and often single cellular 'plant', though what they are exactly is not all that different from what we often define as alga (green, red, and brown alga specifically) they are ...

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by cyanodave
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:15 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is Cyanobacteria an algae or a prokaryote (bacteria)??
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Is Cyanobacteria an algae or a prokaryote (bacteria)??

... and bacteria were included in the plant kingtom. Later on enough differences were discovered as to support their taxonomical splitage. Blue-green algae was the first name given to cianobacteria when the separation among prokariotes and eukariotes was still unclear. Today, the latin alga and its ...

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by marquitosgm
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is Cyanobacteria an algae or a prokaryote (bacteria)??
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Video of Euglena asexually splitting.

Thought some of you might appreciate this. It's a Euglena alga which has undergone binary fission in order to asexually reproduce a duplicate of it's DNA, and then laterally splits to produce another individual. Probably sat there for like 45 minutes ...

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by keeblur
Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:35 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Video of Euglena asexually splitting.
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Is Cyanobacteria an algae or a prokaryote (bacteria)??

Be aware - The term alga is singluar, algae is plural. I think you can answer the question yourself with little research. You know these are not eukayrotes.

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by JorgeLobo
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:26 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is Cyanobacteria an algae or a prokaryote (bacteria)??
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Re: Help in identifying growth

Alrazi, how did you identify it as a Chara? I would like to know please. My guess was a Chlorophyte (green alga). Chlorophytes are usually unicellular, whereas charophytes can form colonies, or multicellular bodies, with usually multinucleate filaments. So I would agree with ...

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by aptitude
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:56 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Help in identifying growth
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