Definition of green algae in English:

green algae

plural noun

  • Photosynthetic algae which contain chlorophyll and store starch in discrete chloroplasts. They are eukaryotic and most live in fresh water, ranging from unicellular flagellates to more complex multicellular forms.

    • ‘A typical marine community consisted of these animals, plus red and green algae, primitive fish, cephalopods, corals, crinoids, and gastropods.’
    • ‘Mussels were kept in dechlorinated water and fed every other day with cultured green algae.’
    • ‘Diatoms and green algae exhibited up to ninefold higher growth rates than those for cyanobacterial species.’
    • ‘This microscopic, single-celled green algae contains more chlorophyll than any known plant - nearly four times the amount found in spirulina.’
    • ‘However, in the free state, these bacteria are generally found as filamentous green algae in fresh and brackish waters.’