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Definition of the noun rhodophyta

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  1. lower plants; mostly marine and littoral eukaryotic algae
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of Rhodophyta: division Rhodophyta
    • more generic word: division = a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
    • member of: kingdom Protoctista / Protoctista = in most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista; includes: Protozoa; Euglenophyta; Chlorophyta; Cryptophyta; Heterokontophyta; Rhodophyta
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"Rhodophyta" is a book by T. V. Desikachary.

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Google previewGenomics of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria (2012)

by Ralph Bock, Volker Knoop

Rhodophyta is a morphologically diverse group with up to 6,000 unicellular and multicellular species in at least 12 orders. Red algal cells are unique among algae in lacking centrioles and flagella from all life stages, and in ...

Google previewGulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota (2009)

Biodiversity by Darryl L. Felder

Our understanding of algal phylogeny has dramatically increased with molecular evolutionary methods, and the latest research indicates that the Rhodophyta is a distinct eukaryotic lineage that shares a most common ancestry with the ...

Google previewCalcareous Algae and Stromatolites (2012)

by Robert Riding

The Rhodophyta is a large phylum containing algae of great diversity with over 500 genera currently recognised. The comparatively small number of calcified genera probably gives a false impression of the actual quantity of calcium carbonate ...

Google previewAdvanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (2012)

by James W. Lee

The Rhodophyta is a relatively well-defined group of about 6,000 algal species with several features that differentiate them from other algal divisions, such as the presence of accessory phycobilin pigments, the absence of flagella and ...

Google previewCliffsQuickReview Study Skills Biology (2005)

by I. Edward Alcamo

Rhodophyta is the division of red algae. These organisms are almost exclusively marine types. Most are unicellular, but some multicellular forms grow anchored to rocks below the level of the low tide. Some are large enough to be ...

Google previewThe Botanical Gazette (1901)

by John Merle Coulter, M.S. Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Joseph Charles Arthur

Among the fungi the Brefeldian system is followed in part, with much of the arrangement in Engler and Prantl; and the classification of the Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta is a brief outline of the latter work. These two groups are not given the ...

Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia (1999)

by James H. Marsh

The Rhodophyta is an exception to other algae in that the male gamete does not possess flagella (eg, it is nonmotile). Fertilization results in a ...

Google previewChemical Dictionary of Economic Plants (2001)

by Jeffrey B. Harborne, Herbert Baxter

(Rhodophyta). Plant gum. Agar consists of 3,6-anhydro-L-galactose and D- galactose units linked in a polysaccharide structure. It is extracted and then purified from the harvested seaweed. Agar has the special property of forming a gel in 1% ...

Google previewPhytochemical Dictionary (1998)

A Handbook of Bioactive Compounds from Plants, Second Edition by Herbert Baxter, J.B. Harborne, Gerald P. Moss

Rhodophyta, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

and red algae (Rhodophyta). All of these possess chlorophyll a (Chl a) as the pigment that initiates the first steps of photosynthesis, yet only a few are green like the Chl a molecule. The wide ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Robert Hine

The female gametangium of the red algae (see rhodophyta).

Google previewConcept S Dictionary Of Agricultural Sciences (1992)

by I. C. Gupta, S. K. Gupta

Rhodophyceae A class of algae belonging to the division or sub- phylum Rhodophyta. Rhodophyta The red algae, a large diverse phylum or division of plants distinguished by having an abundance of the phycoerytherin. Rhodoplast A reddish ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Marine Science (2008)

by Barbara Charton, John Tietjen

See coral, photosynthesis, polyp, Rhodophyta. Coriolis force A concept used to describe the motion of an object in a rotating system. In geophysics the term is used to indicate lateral displacement in what would otherwise be a north-south ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell & Molecular Biology (2007)

by John M. Lackie

phycobilins Photosynthetic pigments found in certain algae, especially red algae (Rhodophyta) and cyanobacteria. phycobiliprotein Phycobilins.

Google previewConcise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms (2015)

by Vladimir V. Gouli, Svetlana Y. Gouli, Jose A.P. Marcelino

Agar solidifying polysaccharide obtained from red algae in the genus Rhodophyta and used in artificial nutrient media for the cultivation and support of different heterotrophic microorganisms, including species used for control of pests.

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetics (2006)

by Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield, Pamela K. Mulligan

phylum Rhodophyta (red algae, Cyanidioschyzon, Polysiphonia) phylum Gamophyta ( conjugating green algae and desmids, Spirogyra and Micrasterias) phylum Chlorophyta ...

Google previewRÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products, 1st Edition, 2000 (2014)

by Burkhard Fugmann, Susanne Lang-Fugmann, Wolfgang Steglich

tantazoles, anatoxins; – Section Rhodophyta (red algae), the color is caused by the accessory pigment phycoerythrin which is localized in the chloroplast, ...

Google previewDictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine (2017)

by Frank J. Dye

but traditionally included the photosynthetic thallophytes, encompassing such plant divisions as chlorophyta, rhodophyta, chrysophyta, etc.

Google previewThe Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Biology (2007)

by John Owen Edward Clark, William Hemsley

Bacillariophyta Chlorophyta Chrysophyta Cryptophyta Euglenophyta Phaeophyta Pyrrophyta Rhodophyta Xanthophyta Mycota ...

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