chlorophyte


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chlo·ro·phyte

 (klôr′ə-fīt′)
n.
1. Any of various green algae traditionally classified in the division Chlorophyta.
2. Any of various green algae placed in a newly defined division Chlorophyta, containing a smaller number of families, including organisms such as volvox and sea lettuce but not spirogyra, the desmids, or the stoneworts.

[From New Latin Chlorophyta, division name : chloro- + -phyte.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chlorophyte - algae that are clear green in colorchlorophyte - algae that are clear green in color; often growing on wet ricks or damp wood or the surface of stagnant water
alga, algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
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
sea lettuce, laver - seaweed with edible translucent crinkly green fronds
pond scum - free-floating freshwater green algae
spirogyra - freshwater algae consisting of minute filaments containing spiral chlorophyll bands
stonewort - any of various submerged aquatic algae of the genus Chara having nodes with whorled filamentlike branches; usually encrusted with calcium carbonate deposits
desmid - freshwater green algae
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Chlorophyte (green) macroalgae species are consumed by greenlip abalone, but are typically a secondary preference to red species (Shepherd 1973).
Pond B is more diverse in its algal populations, and pond C is dominated by a filamentous chlorophyte.
2012) showed the lowest biomass yield of six chlorophyte species in the BG-11 medium compared to other three tested media (N-8, Kuhl, 3NBBM).
A high sensitivity chlorophyll fluorescence assay for monitoring herbicide inhibition of photosystem II in the chlorophyte Selenastrum capricornutum: comparison with effect on cell growth.
Differential expression of two isopentenyl pyrophosphate isomerases and enhanced carotenoid accumulation in a unicellular chlorophyte.
Induction of proteases in response to nitrogen or light limitation has also been described in some diatom and chlorophyte species (Fig 1.
Some taxa within the Kalana flora exhibit thallus architecture diagnostic of the Chlorophyte (green algae) order Dasycladales.
In the AM, the chlorophyte populations increased from 750 cells/ml to a peak of 1300 cells/ml at 42 hrs (Fig.