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Assorted chlorophytes of class Ulvophyceae
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chloro- (green) +‎ -phyte (plant)


chlorophyte (plural chlorophytes)

  1. Any of the green algae that make up the division Chlorophyta.
    • 1996, Walter Hill, 5: Effects of Light, R. Jan Stevenson, Max L. Bothwell, Rex L. Lowe (editors), Algal Ecology: Freshwater Benthic Ecosystems, page 139,
      Also consistent with the notion that chlorophytes require high light was the unprecedented appearance of the desmid Hyalotheca dissiliens that occurred when gypsy moth larvae defoliated the tree canopy overhanging a Rhode Island stream (Sheath et al., 1986).
    • 2008, Cecie Starr, Christine A. Evers, Lisa Starr, Biology: Concepts & Applications, page 326,
      Haploid flagellated spores dominate the life cycle of Chlamydomonas, a single-celled, freshwater chlorophyte (Figure 20.13).
    • 2010, American Water Works Association, chapter L, in Algae: Source to Treatment[1], page 154:
      Although there are as many ways to classify the chlorophytes as there are texts and publications discussing it, especially as new research becomes available, this chapter will focus on the scheme described in Graham and Wilcox (2000) and Wehr and Sheath (2003).


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