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algae

 [al´je]
a group of plants living in the water, including all seaweeds, and ranging in size from microscopic cells to fronds hundreds of feet long.
blue-green algae former name for members of the group now called Cyanobacteria.

al·gae

(al'jē),
A division of eukaryotic, photosynthetic, nonflowering organisms that includes many seaweeds.
[pl. of L. alga, seaweed]

al·gae

(al'jē)
A division of eukaryotic, photosynthetic, nonflowering organisms that includes many seaweeds.
[pl. of L. alga, seaweed]

algae

a collective term for several taxonomic groups of plants, namely Charophyta, Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta, Euglenophyta, Phaeophyta, Pyrrophyta and Rhodophyta. All are relatively simple photosynthetic forms with unicellular reproductive structures. They range from UNICELLULAR organisms to non-vascular filamentous or thalloid plants. Algae occur in both marine and fresh water, while others are terrestrial, living in damp situations on walls, trees, etc.

Algae

Plants that have one cell.

algae

a group of plants living in the water, including all seaweeds, and ranging in size from microscopic cells to fronds many meters long. A group of unicellular algae, the Cyanobacter, growing on dams, ponds and lakes can cause severe mortalities in animals drinking the water. See also algal, microcystis, prototheca. Artificial culture of algae as a source of livestock feed is being tried in some arid countries.
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The last author reported that when heavy rains appeared at the end of the dry season, the pools in the rivers with filamentous algae and the larvae were washed away by the heavy water flow.
It is also interesting to note that the site where the prawn specimen was caught represents a highly eutrophicated water body with a high cover of opportunistic filamentous algae (Martin et al.
Worryingly, theory and observations would indicate that these effects could magnify the effects of global warming, which favours heat-tolerant but grazing-sensitive plants such as filamentous algae.
Filamentous algae may tolerate heavy sediment accumulations (Airoldi & Virgilio 1998, Airoldi 2003, Connell 2005).
Two control mesocosms (CM) were filled with approximately 165 L of reservoir water filtered through an 80 [micro]m mesh net to remove zooplankton and most of the larger filamentous algae.
LACMIP 2504 appears to represent nothing more than a fortuitously shaped stain on the rock, formed around fossils of filamentous algae.
Filamentous algae of Klebsormidium genus are well known as metal resistant and have been related with metal rich polluted waters.
This practice is also disruptive to wildlife, fragmentation may cause increased growth, and it is ineffective on floating plants and filamentous algae.
Seep B has "hair-like" structures, due to calcified filamentous algae.
Scoop out duckweed and filamentous algae from ponds.
n Scoop out any duckweed and filamentous algae from ponds.
Filamentous algae resembles clumps of stringy green horse hair and is more damaging because it can block the sun, wrap itself around plants, such as waterlilies, and form cloudy masses on the side of the pond.