Thursday, April 4, 2013

Botany Review Algae

1. Why are algae not plants?
2. What is one main characteristic used to classify algae?
3. How are diatoms different from other algae?
4. What do these terms mean: autotroph, heterotroph, mixotroph
5. What commerical products do we get from algae?
6. What kind of algae causes red tides, and how can red tides affect other organisms?
7. What kind of algae can disrupt ecosystems in the Pacific?
8. What is the function of the stipe, holdfast, and blade?
9. How is Volvox different from Chlamydomonas?
10. What is the name of the primary photosynthetic pigment in red algae?
11. Do algae make gametes?
12. What are zygospores?

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