MARINE BOTANY. FALL 2009 BIOL 202-MARINE BOTANY COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Mitra. WHAT IS MARINE BOTANY?. Study of marine plants in their natural habitats. Floras---Algae and Angiosperms. Seagrasses, Mangroves Marsh plants. Macroalgae/seaweeds. microalgae. Green, Red, and Brown.
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BIOL 202-MARINE BOTANY
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Mitra
Green, Red, and Brown
green, blue-green, diatoms,
prokaryotes, absence of membrane-bound organelles, DNA is not organized into chromosomes.
photosynthetic, presence of many pigments besides chlorophyll a, no protective tissue around gametic cells, variations in life cycles.
photosynthetic, vascular tissues present, chlorophylls are dominant. Marine group has mostly angiosperms. Gymnosperms are non-marine, and very few species of mosses and ferns are marine.
Name (Genus and species)
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Eelgrass with the macroalga Gracilaria tikvahiae
Photo by Dr. Mitra