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Noun1.Rhodophyta - lower plants; mostly marine and littoral eukaryotic algae
kingdom Protoctista, Protoctista - in most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista; includes: Protozoa; Euglenophyta; Chlorophyta; Cryptophyta; Heterokontophyta; Rhodophyta; unicellular protists and their descendant multicellular organisms: regarded as distinct from plants and animals
class Rhodophyceae, Rhodophyceae - coextensive with the Rhodophyta: red algae
red algae - marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan
division - (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
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6 billion-year-old crown-group red algae" - in the journal PLOS Biology, the fossils are "probable crown-group rhodophytes (red algae).
corniculata) and 2 rhodophytes (Laurencia papillosa and Polysiphonia opaca).
Specifically, tropical LBFs that are important for carbonate production host dinoflagellates (some soritids), diatoms (calcarinids, amphistiginids, alveolinids, and nummulitids), and rhodophytes (some soritids; see table 1 in Ziegler and Uthicke, 2011).
In addition, the live cover of eight epibenthic biotic characteristics (erect macroalgae, turf algae, calcareous rhodophytes in the genus Porolithon, seagrasses, sponges, hydrocorals in the genus Millepora, encrusting non-scleractinian anthozoans, and scleractinians were ranked as follows: 1(0%), 2(1-5%), 3(6-10%), 4(11-25%), 5(26-50%), 6(51-75) and 7(76-100%).
Rapid growth of other macroalgal species in the estuary, such as the rhodophytes Ceramium spp.
Moreover, during the entire experiment, neither a large cover of encrusting calcified rhodophytes nor bare rock was detected around the seagrass patches, indicating that there were no signs of overgrazing by P.