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Domain  Eukaryota
Division  Chlorophyta
Rank  Class
Kingdom  Viridiplantae
Scientific name  Chlorophyceae
Higher classification  Green algae
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Lower classifications  Chlamydomonadales, Zygnematales, Sphaeropleales, Cladophorales, Oedogoniales

Neet bio algae chlorophyceae

The Chlorophyceae are one of the classes of green algae, distinguished mainly on the basis of ultrastructural morphology. For example, the chlorophycean CW clade, and chlorophycean DO clade, are defined by the arrangement of their flagella. Members of the CW clade have flagella that are displaced in a "clockwise" (CW, 1–7 o'clock) direction e.g. Chlamydomonadales. Members of the DO clade have flagella that are "directly opposed" (DO, 12–6 o'clock) e.g. Sphaeropleales. They are usually green due to the dominance of pigments chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b. The chloroplast may be discoid, plate-like, reticulate, cup-shaped, spiral or ribbon shaped in different species. Most of the members have one or more storage bodies called pyrenoids located in the chloroplast. Pyrenoids contain protein besides starch. Some algae may store food in the form of oil droplets. Green algae usually have a rigid cell wall made up of an inner layer of cellulose and outer layer of pectose.


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General Characteristics

Chlorophyceae Plant Life Chlorophyceae
  • Plant body may be unicellular, colonial or filamentous, or multicellular
  • They are usually green due to the dominance of chlorophyll A and B.
  • The chloroplast may be discoid, cup-shaped, spiral or ribbon shaped in different species.
  • Most of the members have one or more storage bodies called pyrenoids that are localised around the chloroplast.
  • Cell wall is made of cellulose
  • Asexual reproduction is by zoospores. They are flagellates produced from the parent cells by mitosis.
  • Sexual reproduction of plants is by isogamus, anisogamus or oogamus
  • Starch is deposited on small bodies called pyrenoids
  • Reproduction

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    Vegetative reproduction usually takes place by fragmentation. Asexual reproduction is by flagellated zoospores. Sexual reproduction shows considerable variation in the type and formation of sex cells and it may be isogamous, anisogamous or oogamous.

    Chlorophyceae Chlorophyceae Evolution and Phylogenetic Relationships in

    They share many similarities with the higher plants, including the presence of asymmetrical flagellated cells, the breakdown of the nuclear envelope at mitosis, and the presence of phytochromes, flavonoids, and the chemical precursors to the cuticle.


    The following orders are typically recognised:

  • Dunaliellales (e.g. Dunaliella)
  • Volvocales (e.g. Volvox, Chlamydomonas)
  • Chlorococcales (e.g. Nannochloris)
  • Oedogoniales (e.g. Oedogonium)
  • Sphaeropleales
  • Chaetophorales
  • Microsporales
  • Tetrasporales (e.g. Tetraspora)
  • In older classifications, the term Chlorophyceae is sometimes used to apply to all the green algae except the Charales, and the internal division is considerably different.

    The Orders of the Chlorophyceae as listed by: in Hoek, Mann and Jahns (1995)

  • Volvocales
  • Chlorococcales
  • Chaetophoroales
  • Oedogoniales
  • References

    Chlorophyceae Wikipedia

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