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alga

pl. algae [al′gə]
Etymology: L, seaweed
any of a large group of mostly photosynthetic protists, found worldwide in fresh water, in salt water, and on land. algal, adj.

alga

Fringe oncology
Any seaweed (e.g., rockweed, sea lettuce, sea moss and freshwater form), which range in size from single-celled organisms to large vegetable masses measuring up to 200 m in length. Alga produce chemicals with potential anticarcinogenic and antimicrobial effects; clinical data on their efficacy is limited.
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Estudios sobre las algas bentonicas en la costa sur de la Peninsula Iberica (litoral de Cadiz).
Algas betonicas espanolas en los herbarios Thuret-Bornet y Sauvageau del Museum Nacional d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris.
The lineage identifications intrigue DePriest, she says, because in one place in central Florida the fungus of one of the strains seems to have kidnapped the other's alga.
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Exposure to Caulerpa through ingesting the alga or merely sharing a tank altered the fish's P-450 enzyme activity, Larroque's team reports in the May 15 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.
Photos of the alien alga have been circulated to agents of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
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Catalogo floristico y fenologico de las algas superiores y cianoficeas bentonicas de las Rias Bajas Gallegas.