Definition of Chlorophyta
1. Noun. Large division of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that possess chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose cell walls; classes Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae; obviously ancestral to land plants.
Group relationships: Kingdom Protoctista, Protoctista
Member holonyms: Chlorophyceae, Class Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyte, Green Algae, Class Ulvophyceae, Ulvophyceae, Charophyceae, Class Charophyceae
Generic synonyms: Division
Medical Definition of Chlorophyta
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chlorophyta
Literary usage of Chlorophyta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biotechnology of Algae: A Bibliography by Virginia Stone (1994)
"E9 Abstract: 85 Twelve macroalgae belonging to the Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta were collected from the Arabian Gulf. Field samples and samples ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"For example, the green algae (Chlorophyta) and euglenoids (Euglenophyta) have chloroplasts that are essentially identical biochemically. ..."
3. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"On October 16, 1980, the phytoplankton assemblage included members of the Chlorophyta (green algae), Cyanophyta (blue-green algae), and other unidentified ..."
4. Recirculation edited by Peter W. Perschbacher (1995)
"Ammonium uptake using Ulva (Chlorophyta) in intensive fishponds systems: Mass culture and treatment of effluent. Journal of Applied Phycology 2:363-374. ..."