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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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A specialist in classifying red algae, Gary Saunders of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, comments that many animals consume these species, "but for the alga to be dependent on the animal--I just can't think of another case."
He finds it plausible that the alga depends on fish farmers on the reefs that Hata and Kato examined, but he cautions that in other regions, the brown-carpet species might survive independently.
Es comun la presencia en las costas de la Peninsula Iberica de individuos de Acrosorium ciliolatum y Cryptopleura ramosa aunque, por su pequeno tamano y por vivir, con frecuencia, epifitos sobre otras algas, su distribucion conocida es menos amplia de la que en la realidad debe ser.
Catalogo de las algas macrobentonicas marinas de Malaga.
Baden's group recently showed that an alga unrelated to K.
The scientists compared gene sequences in Caulerpa taxifolia recently discovered in California and in specimens of the alga collected in the Mediterranean Sea and various aquariums (SN: 11/21/98, p.
Sometimes, the fungus reproduces without its alga. A fungus tissue encounters a sexually compatible structure from a neighbor, mates, and then sprouts structures that release spores.
Last week, Woodfield, of Merkel and Associates in San Diego, with representatives of many state and federal agencies and an electric utility, confirmed Silva's conclusion: The alga is a mutant, aquarium-derived clone of the Mediterranean's Caulerpa taxifolia.
A red snow alga, for example, develops 12 carotenoid pigments.