Chlorophyta

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Chlorophyta
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Chlorophyta


Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Chlorophyta
Classes

Chlorophyceae
Ulvophyceae
Trebouxiophyceae
Prasinophyceae

The Chlorophyta sensu stricto or chlorophyte algae, comprises most of what are commonly called green algae and includes most members of the grade of putatively ancestral scaly flagellates in Prasinophyceae plus members of Ulvophyceae, Trebouxiophyceae, and Chlorophyceae.

They contain both Unicellular and multicellular species. Generally, they are restricted to water or very damp habitats. They posess Chlorophylls & accessory pigments similar to those of vascular plants. They store energy as starch.

References

Lewis, L.A, McCourt, R.M. (2004) Green algae and the origin of land plants. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 91 (10): 1535-1556 OCT

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