MadSci Network: General Biology

Re: How does algae reproduce?

Date: Wed Apr 17 08:32:18 2002
Posted By: Aydin Orstan, Staff, Office of Food Additive Safety, Food and Drug Administration
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 1017808896.Gb

Dear Seetha,
The red algae (Rhodophyta) reproduce sexually. But unlike the other large 
algae, for example, brown algae, red algae have no flagellated stages in 
their life cycles. Gametes rely on water currents to get together.

Aydin Orstan

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