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structure of an algaclick to hear

structure of an alga midrib aerocyst thallus receptacle

midrib click to hear

Projection running the length of the thallus or fronds of certain algae.

aerocyst click to hear

Small gas-filled bladder containing nitrogen and oxygen; it is located in the thallus of some algae and provides buoyancy.

thallus click to hear

Alga’s main structure, with undifferentiated stem and leaves.

receptacle click to hear

Enlarged part, generally located at the tip of a frond, holding the alga’s reproductive organs.