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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 study revealed green algae could act as an alternative to palm oil due to its unique attributes, which have made it able to adapt to its surrounding climate.
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A green algae liquid sloshes back and forth in culture vats and circulates through shiny bioreactors and bulging plastic tubes.
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The French Ministry for Sustainable Development recently announced that, further to the findings of an investigation in August, the hydrogen sulphide gas emitted by the green algae can be toxic and can even cause death after exposure to high concentrations of the gas for over several minutes.
Blue green algae are generally found in water, such as ponds, and can cause fatal poisoning to pets, although not all species are toxic.
In laboratory tests, the algicide, which if approved may be available in 2 to 3 years, was 40 times less lethal to green algae than diuron.
Blue green algae can cause allergic reactions including itchy and irritated eyes and skin and hay fever like symptoms.
In the January 2000 issue of Plant Physiology scientists at the University of California at Berkeley and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced that they had found that the absence of sulfur nutrients triggers a "molecular switch" that forces Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a type of green algae, to significantly increase the amount of hydrogen it produces.
The Buzz: Sun Chlorella, an extract of green algae, is called a "superfood" by its maker, which claims the product can control the growth and spread of tumor cells, boost immunity, bind heavy metals and eliminate toxins in the body.
Globular green algae as large as those in Lake Akan, eastern Hokkaido, have been found in a lake in Estonia, Akan town officials said Tuesday.