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  Algae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Algae have been traditionally regarded as simple plants, and indeed some are closely related to the higher plants.
Algae are usually found in damp places or bodies of water and thus are common in terrestrial as well as aquatic environments.
Algae is sometimes also used as a food, as in the Chinese "vegetable" known as fat choy (which is actually a cyanobacterium).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alga   (2842 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Algae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Algae are used by some powerplants to reduce CO2 emissions.
The algae (singular is alga) comprise several different groups of living things that produce energy through photosynthesis.
The point where these non-algal plants begin and algae stop is usually taken to be the presence of reproductive organs with protective cell layers, a characteristic not found in the other algal groups.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Algae   (1270 words)

 blue-green algae - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about blue-green algae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Blue-green algae photosynthesize like plants and have long been classified with the algae though they are more closely related to the bacteria, hence their alternative name, cyanobacteria.
Blue-green algae are among the oldest known living organisms and, with bacteria, belong to the kingdom Monera; remains have been found in rocks up to 3.5 billion years old.
This eutrophication, or overenrichment, of the water causes multiplication of the algae in the form of algae blooms.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /blue-green+algae   (310 words)

 Dr. Koop - Blue-green Algae- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Blue-green algae supplements were introduced into the U.S. in 1979, with claims that they could aid weight loss and increase energy.
Spirulina is a unicellular blue-green alga that has been consumed by man since ancient times in Mexico and Africa.
Experimental studies in animal models have demonstrated an inhibitory effect of Spirulina algae on oral cancer, and this was also shown in a preliminary human study in India.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/93/663.html   (383 words)

 life cycle
Some of the more common organizational levels, more than one of which may occur in the life cycle of a species, are: Colonial - small, regular groups of motile cells Capsoid - individual non-motile cells embedded in mucilage Coccoid - individual non-motile cells with cell walls Palmelloid - non-motile cells embedded i...
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