What does green algae mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. green algae, chlorophyte(noun)

    algae that are clear green in color; often growing on wet ricks or damp wood or the surface of stagnant water


  1. green algae(Noun)

    The chlorophytes


  1. Green algae

    The green algae are the large group of algae from which the embryophytes emerged. As such, they form a paraphyletic group, although the group including both green algae and embryophytes is monophyletic. The green algae include unicellular and colonial flagellates, most with two flagella per cell, as well as various colonial, coccoid and filamentous forms, and macroscopic seaweeds. In the Charales, the closest relatives of higher plants, full differentiation of tissues occurs. There are about 8,000 species of green algae. Many species live most of their lives as single cells, while other species form colonies, coenobia, long filaments, or highly differentiated macroscopic seaweeds. A few other organisms rely on green algae to conduct photosynthesis for them. The chloroplasts in euglenids and chlorarachniophytes were acquired from ingested green algae, and in the latter retain a vestigial nucleus. Green algae are also found symbiotically in the ciliate Paramecium, and in Hydra viridis and flatworms. Some species of green algae, particularly of genera Trebouxia and Pseudotrebouxia, can be found in symbiotic associations with fungi to form lichens. In general the fungal species that partner in lichens cannot live on their own, while the algal species is often found living in nature without the fungus. Trentepohlia is a green filamentous alga that can live freely on humid soil, rocks or tree bark or form the photosymbiont in lichens of the family Graphidaceae.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of green algae in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of green algae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Travis Williams:

    From a preliminary look conducted in Portland, it looked like microcystis, the toxic blue-green algae, but that's totally unofficial.

  2. Sam Hook:

    If we looked at these warming rates, a project of what would happen in the next century then what we would see is that algal blooms would go up by about 20 percent, this is the green algae that you see in the lakes, often times in the summer and some of that green algae that is added, some of it contains harmful toxins and so what it can do is, it puts restrictions on people going out on the water or using the water for drinking purposes and things like that. So, there are real consequences to the actual lake ecosystem.

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