Charophyceae


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Noun1.Charophyceae - in some classifications: contains only the order Charales
Chlorophyta, division Chlorophyta - large division of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that possess chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose cell walls; classes Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae; obviously ancestral to land plants
Charales, order Charales - small order of macroscopic fresh and brackish water algae with a distinct axis: stoneworts
Desmidiaceae, family Desmidiaceae - unicellular algae
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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In particular, water nymph and charophyceae are designated as endangered species and listed in the Red Data Book of Japan published by the Ministry of the Environment.
This seeming indecision, or lack of clarity, has continued in spite of the accumulation of much pertinent knowledge (cytological, ultrastructural, biochemical, molecular-genetic) during the last four decades on the particular group of Chlorophyta, namely the Charophyceae, thought to be most representative of immediate land-plant ancestors.
A further distinction was found in the systematic distribution of the specific urea-utilizing enzyme (Al-Houty & Syrett, 1984; Syrett & Al-Houty, 1984); Charophyceae and land plants possess Urease; Chlorophyceae and Ulvophyceae have urea amidolyase (UAL-ase).