Difference between revisions of "Algae"

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|definition= Collective name of large group of chlorophyll-containing plants, comprising the sea-weeds and various freshwater forms, ranging in size from single cells to long stems. Kelp is known as the largest marine algae. A relatively rapid increase in the population of (usually) phytoplankton algae in an aquatic system can lead to [[algal bloom]]s and the undesirable condition of [[eutrophication]]. 
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==Notes==
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Kelp is known as the largest marine algae. A relatively rapid increase in the population of (usually) phytoplankton algae in an aquatic system can lead to [[algal bloom]]s and the undesirable condition of [[eutrophication]].
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==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Eutrophication in coastal environments]]
 
 
* [[Marine Plankton]]
 
* [[Marine Plankton]]
 
* [[Algal bloom dynamics]]
 
* [[Algal bloom dynamics]]
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* [[Marine microorganisms]]
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* [[Eutrophication in coastal environments]]

Latest revision as of 13:41, 25 February 2022

Definition of Algae:
Collective name of a large group of chlorophyll-containing plants, comprising the sea-weeds and various freshwater forms, ranging in size from single cells to long stems.
This is the common definition for Algae, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Notes

Kelp is known as the largest marine algae. A relatively rapid increase in the population of (usually) phytoplankton algae in an aquatic system can lead to algal blooms and the undesirable condition of eutrophication.


See also