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red algae:

see seaweedseaweed,
name commonly used for the multicellular marine algae. Simpler forms, consisting of one cell (e.g., the diatom) or of a few cells, are not generally called seaweeds; these tiny plants help to make up plankton.
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; RhodophytaRhodophyta
, phylum (division) of the kingdom Protista consisting of the photosynthetic organisms commonly known as red algae. Most of the world's seaweeds belong to this group.
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red algae

[′red ′al·jē]
(botany)
The common name for members of the phylum Rhodophyta.
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The origin of red algae and the evolution of chloroplasts.
Here, we can draw more accurate conclusions than the research that found species of red algae were preferred over browns (Poore 1972, Marsden & Williams 1996), because of the greater number of species combinations used in this experiment, correct statistical analysis, and standardization of abalone diets prior to the study.
This preference could be due to the high abundance of red algae in the natural environment, as well as the presence of high concentrations of unpalatable polyphenolic compounds in Australian brown algae (Steinberg 1988, 1989, Steinberg & van Altena 1992).
1998) The primitive red algae Cyanidium caldarium and Cyanidioschyzone merolae as model system for investigating the dividing apparatus of mitochondria and plastids.
None of the methanol extracts of the 14 red algae species tested had larvicidal effects.
But they are certainly red algae of some kind, and definitely eukaryotic, Bhattacharya says.
Then came the whimsically plated Marinated Blue Label Salmon, Cranberry Paper with honey-dill sauce and red algae.
Kuwait had in the past witnessed appearance of red algae in the country's bay, coupled with death of fish and other marine creatures.
You cannot be a hundred per cent sure about material this ancient, as there is no DNA remaining, but the characters agree quite well with the morphology and structure of red algae," Stefan Bengtson from the Swedish Museum of Natural History, whose scientists made the findings, said in a statement.