green alga


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green alga

n.
Any of numerous mostly freshwater algae, such as spirogyra and sea lettuce, that usually have chlorophyll unmasked by other pigments. The green algae traditionally comprised the division Chlorophyta but are now thought to consist of more than one evolutionary lineage.
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In 2007, an international team of biologists looked at all the genes of a simple green alga called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, or Chlamy for short.
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Green alga hydrogen production: progress, challenges, and prospects.