Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Marine Flora

The classification of algae and sea grasses is based on morphology, chemistry (photosynthetic pigments, the biochemistry of their storage products and cell walls) and ultrastructure (the cytological organization, including chloroplasts, mitochondria, microtubules, nucleii and flagella.)

 Seaweeds

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  Phytoplankton

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009