Algae

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Algae
An informal term for a diverse group o photosynthetic eukaryotes
Temporal range: Mesoproterozoic–present[1]
A variety o algae grawin on the sea bed in shallae watters
A variety o algae grawin on the sea bed in shallae watters
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Algae (/ˈæl/ or /ˈælɡ/; singular alga /ˈælɡə/, Laitin for "seaweed") are a very lairge an diverse group o simple, typically autotrophic organisms, rangin frae unicellular tae multicellular furms, such as the giant kelp (lairge broun alga), that mey grow up tae 50 meters in length. Maist are photosynthetic an "simple" acause thay lack mony o the distinct cell organelles an cell types foond in land plants. The lairgest an maist complex marine furms are cried seaweeds.

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  1. N. J. Butterfield (2000). "Bangiomorpha pubescens n. gen., n. sp.: implications for the evolution of sex, multicellularity, and the Mesoproterozoic/Neoproterozoic radiation of eukaryotes". Paleobiology. 26 (3): 386–404. doi:10.1666/0094-8373(2000)026<0386:BPNGNS>2.0.CO;2. ISSN 0094-8373. Archived frae the oreeginal on 7 Mairch 2007. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)