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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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Caused by what researchers say is local industry and agriculture pollution, the green algae (scientific name Enteromorpha prolifera), has resulted in the foul-smelling mass taking over parts of China's Yellow Sea.
Not only is there a risk of coming into contact with blue green algae in local ponds and lakes, it is also sold by some companies as a health supplement or it is found in topical products.
Blue Green Algae has been detected at Acton Park Lake, in Wrexham.
But organisers acting on the advice of health and safety experts cancelled the event due to the presence of blue green algae.
OXFORD - Neighbors of Carbuncle Pond were concerned when the water at the town's swimming hole turned an unpleasant pea-soup color from green algae last month, but concern turned to fear when toxic blue-green algae were reported.