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'''Algae''' is the term for several groups of simple living organisms that capture [[light]] and process it through [[photosynthesis]] to create the energy they need to live and grow.  They can occur in most habitats but are usually found in damp places or bodies of water.  [[Phytoplankton]], living in oceans and lakes is the basis for most marine food chains.  Some are used as human food or harvested for useful substances such as agar or fertilizer.
 
'''Algae''' is the term for several groups of simple living organisms that capture [[light]] and process it through [[photosynthesis]] to create the energy they need to live and grow.  They can occur in most habitats but are usually found in damp places or bodies of water.  [[Phytoplankton]], living in oceans and lakes is the basis for most marine food chains.  Some are used as human food or harvested for useful substances such as agar or fertilizer.
  
Algae also plays an enormas role in the enviroment. Of the [[oxygen]] that is added to the [[atmosphere]] through photosynthesis, 90 percent comes from algea: not any land-dwelling [[plant]].  
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Algae also plays an enormous role in the environment. Of the [[oxygen]] that is added to the [[atmosphere]] through photosynthesis, 90 percent comes from algae: not any land-dwelling [[plant]].  
  
Red Algae is different from the other [[species]]; it is classified in [[Phylum Rhodophyta]], not Phylum Phaeophyta like the others. Red Algae is multicellular and live warm marine enviroments rather than cold. It is actually rather similar to coral.
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Red Algae is different from the other [[species]]; it is classified in [[Phylum Rhodophyta]], not Phylum Phaeophyta like the others. Red Algae is multicellular and live warm marine environments rather than cold. It is actually rather similar to coral.
  
 
Reference: '''Exploring Creation with Biology'''  Wile and Durnell
 
Reference: '''Exploring Creation with Biology'''  Wile and Durnell
 
[[Category:Biology]]
 
[[Category:Biology]]

Revision as of 21:14, 29 June 2008

Algae is the term for several groups of simple living organisms that capture light and process it through photosynthesis to create the energy they need to live and grow. They can occur in most habitats but are usually found in damp places or bodies of water. Phytoplankton, living in oceans and lakes is the basis for most marine food chains. Some are used as human food or harvested for useful substances such as agar or fertilizer.

Algae also plays an enormous role in the environment. Of the oxygen that is added to the atmosphere through photosynthesis, 90 percent comes from algae: not any land-dwelling plant.

Red Algae is different from the other species; it is classified in Phylum Rhodophyta, not Phylum Phaeophyta like the others. Red Algae is multicellular and live warm marine environments rather than cold. It is actually rather similar to coral.

Reference: Exploring Creation with Biology Wile and Durnell