What is algae?

  • (noun): Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
    Synonyms: alga


Algae (/ˈældʒiː/ or /ˈælɡiː/; singular alga /ˈælɡə/, Latin for "seaweed") are a very large and diverse group of simple, typically autotrophic organisms, ranging from unicellular to multicellular forms, such as the giant kelps that grow to 65 meters in length. Most are photosynthetic like plants, and "simple" because their tissues are not organized into the many distinct organs found in land plants. The largest and most complex marine forms are called seaweeds.

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Algae - Uses - Plastics
... Algae has been implemented in the production of biodegradable plastics by Cereplast, Inc ... An agreement has also been reached with the US Military to introduce more biodegradable plastics as it attempts to move away from petroleum based plastics and utilize more environmentally friendly alternatives ...
Shewanella Algae
... Shewanella algae is a rod-shaped Gram-negative marine bacterium ... algae is also a facultative anaerobe with the ability to reduce iron, uranium and plutonium metabolically ... algae is of great interest to the United States Department of Energy because of its ability to reduce the amount of radioactive waste in groundwater by making it less soluble ...
List Of Algal Fuel Producers - Oceania - Australia
... Bio Fuels Pty Ltd (A Victor Smorgon Group company) is developing algae biofuels technology in Victoria ... The oil from the algae will go into the BioMax biodiesel produced by Smorgon Fuels ... Algae.Tec is an advanced biofuels company focused on commercializing technology that produces algae to manufacture sustainable fuels such as bio diesel and green jet fuel ...
List Of Algal Fuel Producers - Asia - Iran
... Iran started investigating on producing algae from 2000 ... Scientific evidences shows that the south Iran is the richest area in the world for cultivating algae, because of high humidity, sunny weather, large unused area and with salty water ... The first version of algae based biofuel will be come available for industrial purpose at 2015 ...
Sea Anemone - Ecology
... anemones form an important facultative symbiotic relationship with certain single-celled green algae species that reside in the animals' gastrodermal cells ... These algae may be either zooxanthellae, zoochlorellae or both ... The sea anemone benefits from the products of the algae's photosynthesis, namely oxygen and food in the form of glycerol, glucose and alanine the algae in turn are assured a ...

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