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Phylogeny and Evolution of Flowering Plants

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Green Algae

Green Algae

Green Algae are part of the kingdom Protista, and are commonly found in all aquatic environments. They are unicellular organisms and there are over 7000 different species growing in many diverse habitats throughout the world. Green algae contains two forms of chlorophyll, a and b, similar to plants. They use the chlorophyll to capture light energy to produce sugars and other foods to live on. Also, some organisms rely on green algae to conduct photosynthesis for them in order to maintain life.

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