alga

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alga primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sloth moves so slowly that green algae grows in the grooves of their hair
    • n Alga (Bot) A kind of seaweed; pl. the class of cellular cryptogamic plants which includes the black, red, and green seaweeds, as kelp, dulse, sea lettuce, also marine and fresh water confervæ, etc. The algae are primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Wild Flamingos are pink because they consume vast quantities of algae and brine shrimp
    • n alga A cryptogam of the class of Algæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., seaweed

Usage

In literature:

Introduction to the Study of Pathogenic Fungi, Slime Fungi, Bacteria and Algae.
"Twentieth Century Inventions" by George Sutherland
Unfortunately, these aren't sea-algae plants, or we'd be in comparatively little trouble.
"Let'em Breathe Space" by Lester del Rey
There was a layer of brown algae in the bottom, which was to be expected.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
In cannel coals the prevailing constituents are the spores of cryptogamic plants, algae being rare or in many cases absent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
The tadpole feeds on algae that cover stones, and on the flesh of dead animals.
"The Ranidae" by Unknown
But the Mosaic account evidently describes flowering and seed-bearing plants, not flowerless and seedless algae.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
Algae and fungi also were present, but there were no flowering plants.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
Algae, known provinces of, 617.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Such are Ferns, Mosses, Algae or Seaweeds, Fungi, etc.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
The Algae are also valuable as manure.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
On July 7th the doctor rowed out in the "pram" in search of algae, but came back empty-handed.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
They feed chiefly upon algae and diatoms.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
They were covered with green algae and fungus several years old.
"Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska" by James W. Bee
The reported cases of luminosity among marine algae are now known to be due to hydroids or unicellular organisms living on the alga.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
Stones were usually covered with algae in both the Arkansas and Walnut rivers.
"Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas" by Artie L. Metcalf
A pond that is not shaded soon becomes green with a thick growth of slime, or algae.
"The Practical Garden-Book" by C. E. Hunn
With some species this may be the case, as with one which lives on the green leaves of algae, and is itself bright-green.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
A remarkable feature connected with sloths is the development of a green colour in their hair, due to the growth of an alga.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
Tadpoles were not observed on rocks having a thick covering of algae or moss.
"A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla" by William E. Duellman
Encysted condition common; the green forms sometimes multiply in this state and simulate unicellular Algae.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

El estanque tiene suelta
su cabellera de algas
y al aire sus grises tetas
estremecidas de ranas.
"Nocturnos De La Ventana" by Federico Garcia Lorca
Could such a mediocre
Fisherman harvest? I think not!
The sea at Ise
Sends waves high upon the shore
Where the algae grows!
"Could such a mediocre Fisherman" by Ise

In news:

Obama's Algae Energy Euphoria: Is Pond Scum A Green Scam.
In the spectrum of alternative fuel sources, biofuel made from algae is perhaps the most easily mocked.
An Algae Collection in Texas Is a Big Hit With the Biofuel Crowd.
Algae's ability to soak up carbon dioxide could help make coal-fired Kentucky power plants more environmentally friendly.
A start-up may have the key to boosting algae's chances as a future fuel, and scientists see a path to hydrogen production from pond scum .
Biodiesel and Hydrogen From Algae.
A team from Arizona State University, backed by a $6.7-million award from the US government, is looking into the feasibility of producing JP-8 military jet fuel from biological sources—specifically, algae.
These algae production tanks with wheels remove nitrogen and phosphorus.
An early adopter adds high-capacity pretreatment to remove almost all particles and algae before filtration.
"Battlestar Galactica" spoilers coming up just as soon as I find out if dog food comes in algae flavors.
Red Algae for Redness Reduction and Barrier Protection.
A Remnant From Algae In Malaria Parasite May Prove Its Weakness.
Engineered to resist bacteria, fungi, mold and algae, the Cornerstone FoodFloor resinous flooring system offers a coefficient of expansion similar to concrete.
Biofuel from Algae Hits California Pumps.
Less Algae At The Beach.
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In science:

Koike: “New feature of delayed luminescence: preil lumination-induced concavity and convexity in delayed luminescence decay curve in the green alga Pseudokirchneriel la subcapitata”, J.
Experimental proposal for testing the Emergence of Environment Induced (EIN) Classical Selection rules with Biological Systems
Here, we investigate dispersal properties of the micro-alga Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii, by means of microscopy and cell tracking.
The random walk of a low-Reynolds-number swimmer
CR is a 10µm motile bi-flagellated unicellular alga.
The random walk of a low-Reynolds-number swimmer
By varying the viscosity of the medium, we were able to draw some conclusions about the effects of friction forces on the locomotion of microorganisms such as this micro-alga.
The random walk of a low-Reynolds-number swimmer
Collini E.,Wong, C., Y., Wilk ., K.E.,Curmi , P.M.G., Brurner, P., Scholes G.,D., 2010, Coherently wired light harvesting in photosynthetic marine algae at ambient temperature, Nature 463 , 644-648.
Randomness and Multi-level Interactions in Biology
Coherently wired light-harvesting in photosynthetic marine algae at ambient temperature.
Environment-assisted quantum transport in ordered systems
Coherently wired light-harvesting in photosynthetic marine algae at ambient temperature.
Non-classicality of molecular vibrations activating electronic dynamics at room temperature
Coherent vibronic coupling in light-harvesting complexes from photosynthetic marine algae.
Non-classicality of molecular vibrations activating electronic dynamics at room temperature
The fundamental role of quantized vibrations in coherent light harvesting by cryptophyte algae.
Non-classicality of molecular vibrations activating electronic dynamics at room temperature
Our world is filled with swimming microorganisms: The spermatozoon that fuse with the ovum during fertilization, the bacteria that inhabit our guts, the protozoa in our ponds, and the algae in the ocean.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is an algae with two flagella that can exhibit both ciliary and flagellar beat patterns (Fig. 1g).
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
When exposed to bright light, the alga swims in reverse, with its two flagella extended and propagating bending waves away from the cell body as in the case of sperm cells described above .
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Cells with p < 0 are called “pullers,” the prototypical example of which is the alga Chlamydomonas (see also the artificial swimmer in Ref. [172]).
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
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