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Rhodophyta

members of the Thallophyta division Rhodophyta, in which the chlorophyll is masked by PHYCOERYTHRIN. Rhodophytes vary from filamentous forms to those with an extensive thallus, and have gametes that are nonmotile.
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262 A typical mediolittoral zonation pattern in the northwestern Mediterranean consists of an upper layer consisting of barnacles (Chthamalus), an intermediate level of the laminar rhodophytes (Rissoella verruculosa), and a lower level with mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) and some coralline algae (Corallina elongata).
Finally, the expressed morphologies of two common rhodophytes found in all microhabitats, Chondracanthus spinosus (Kutzing) and Pterocla-diella capillacea (Gmelin), are explored and the fitness benefits associated with the observed morphology considered.
This activity developed almost entirely in the countries on the Atlantic coast of Europe (France, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, and Finland) using several species of phaeophytes (Alaria, Laminaria, Ascophyllum, Fucus, Pelvetia), and a few rhodophytes (Palmaria).
The plastid genome of Guillardia theta (121,524 bp) has been completely sequenced and bears striking resemblance to the 191,028 bp plastid genome of the rhodophyte Porphyra purpurea (6).
6 billion-year-old crown-group red algae" - in the journal PLOS Biology, the fossils are "probable crown-group rhodophytes (red algae).
In addition, the live cover of eight epibenthic biotic characteristics (erect macroalgae, turf algae, calcareous rhodophytes in the genus Porolithon, seagrasses, sponges, hydrocorals in the genus Millepora, encrusting non-scleractinian anthozoans, and scleractinians were ranked as follows: 1(0%), 2(1-5%), 3(6-10%), 4(11-25%), 5(26-50%), 6(51-75) and 7(76-100%).