Chlorophyta

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Noun1.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
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
Chlorophyceae, class Chlorophyceae - algae distinguished chiefly by having flagella and a clear green color, their chlorophyll being masked little if at all by other pigments
chlorophyte, green algae - algae that are clear green in color; often growing on wet ricks or damp wood or the surface of stagnant water
class Ulvophyceae, Ulvophyceae - alternative name for the class Chlorophyceae in some classifications
Charophyceae, class Charophyceae - in some classifications: contains only the order Charales
division - (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
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Chlorophycota. Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Unidad Iztapalapa y University of California, Campus Berkeley.