Usually purchased in a dried state, it is reconstituted quickly, taking about five minutes. Arame comes in dark brown strands, has a mild, semi-sweet flavor, and a firm texture. It is added to appetizers, casseroles, muffins, pilafs, soups, toasted dishes, and many other types of food. Its mild flavor makes it adaptable to many uses.
Ascophyllum nodosum is a large, common brown alga (Phaeophyceae) in the family Fucaceae, being the only species in the genus Ascophyllum. It is seaweed of the northern Atlantic Ocean, also known as rockweed, Norwegian kelp, knotted kelp, knotted wrack or egg wrack.
Capsosiphon is a genus of green algae in the family Ulotrichaceae.. Effect. Calcium and iron are particularly abundant in the general components of the mesophyll, with 20.6% of the protein, 0.5% of the fat, 35.4% of the carbohydrate, 1.5% of the fiber and 22.7% of the mineral.
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a single-cell green alga about 10 micrometres in diameter that swims with two flagella. It has a cell wall made of hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins, a large cup-shaped chloroplast, a large pyrenoid, and an "eyespot" that senses light.
The chlorarachniophytes are a small group of algae occasionally found in tropical oceans. They are typically mixotrophic, ingesting bacteria and smaller protists as well as conducting photosynthesis. Normally they have the form of small amoebae, with branching cytoplasmic extensions that capture prey and connect the cells together, forming a net.
Most reef-building corals contain photosynthetic algae, called zooxanthellae, that live in their tissues. The corals and algae have a mutualistic relationship. The coral provides the algae with a protected environment and compounds they need for photosynthesis.
Cryptomonad flagella are inserted parallel to one another, ... Later, botanists treated them as a separate algae group, class Cryptophyceae or division Cryptophyta, while zoologists treated them as the flagellate protozoa order Cryptomonadina. In some classifications, the cryptomonads were considered close relatives of the dinoflagellates because of their (seemingly) similar pigmentation ...
The dark, spongy "fingers" of this seaweed dangle from the tops and sides of rocks. In the constant struggle for living space in the intertidal and upper subtidal zones, this alga also plays host to others: a small red alga specializes in living on clumps of dead man's fingers. Though it may look ...
Diatoms convert light energy to chemical energy by photosynthesis, an attribute they share with plants, although diatoms and plants evolved independently. Diatoms possess a urea cycle, a feature they share with animals, although it is used differently than in animals. The study of diatoms is a branch of phycology.
Dunaliella salina orange-colored water of the salt lake Sivash. Dunaliella salina is a type of halophile green micro-algae especially found in sea salt fields. Known for its antioxidant activity because of its ability to create large amount of carotenoids, it is used in cosmetics and dietary supplements.
Euglena is a genus of single-celled flagellate eukaryotes. It is the best known and most widely studied member of the class Euglenoidea, a diverse group containing some 54 genera and at least 800 species. Species of Euglena are found in fresh and salt waters.
Golden algae, (class Chrysophyceae), also called golden-brown algae, class of about 33 genera and some 1,200 species of algae (division Chromophyta) found in both marine and fresh waters. The group is fairly diverse in form, and its taxonomy is contentious.
The haptophytes were first placed in the class Chrysophyceae (golden algae) but ultrastructural data have provided evidence to classify them separately. The best-known haptophytes are coccolithophores, which have an exoskeleton of calcareous plates called coccoliths.
Hijiki has been a part of the Japanese diet for centuries. Hijiki is rich in dietary fibre and essential minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. According to Japanese folklore, hijiki aids health and beauty, and thick, black, lustrous hair is connected to regular consumption of small amounts of hijiki.
Click on pictures for larger images . Kappaphycus species are among the largest tropical red algae, with a high growth rate (can double in biomass in 15 to 30 days).It was thought until recently that their only method of dispersal was by vegetative fragmentation, which was thought to limit their expansion.
Saccharina japonica or kombu (/ˈkɒmbuː/, from Japanese konbu referring to the algae in the family Laminariaceae) is a marine species of Phaeophyceae (brown algae), a type of kelp or seaweed, that is extensively cultivated on ropes in the seas of Japan and Korea.
These balls are made up of filamentous green algae (Aegagropila Linnaei). This growth form of the algae is known from only two lakes in the world today; Lake Myvatn in Iceland (where it is called kúluskítur), and Lake Akan in Japan (where it is known as Marimo).
Like most other species of algae and vascular plants, P. pavonica is autotrophic, converting energy from the sun into usable food via photosynthesis. Predators Information regarding the common grazers of P. pavonica is scarce, but it is likely that the species is fed upon by a variety of organisms, including: urchins, hermit crabs, sea turtles, and herbivorous fishes.
The Raphidophyceae (raphidophytes, formerly referred to as Chloromonadophyceae and Chloromonadineae) are a small group of eukaryotic algae that includes both marine and freshwater species. All raphidophytes are unicellular, with large cells (50 to 100 μm), but no cell walls.
Sargassum is a genus of brown (class Phaeophyceae) macroalgae (seaweed) in the order Fucales. Numerous species are distributed throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world, where they generally inhabit shallow water and coral reefs, and the genus is widely known for its planktonic (free-floating) species.
In Synura, these are formed on the surface of the chloroplasts, two of which are usually present, but sometimes only one divided into two lobes is seen. The cells have two heterokont flagella, inserted parallel to one another at the anterior, whose ultrastructure is a distinguishing characteristic of the group.
Enteromorpha intestinalis Close-up photo of Ulva intestinalis Ulva intestinalis, formerly referred to as Enteromorpha intestinalis (Linnaeus) Nees, is a green alga in the family Ulvaceae, of the genus Ulva (sea lettuce), also known by the common names gutweed and grass kelp.
Volvox, genus of some 20 species of freshwater green algae (division Chlorophyta) found worldwide. Volvox form spherical or oval hollow colonies that contain some 500 to 60,000 cells embedded in a gelatinous wall and that are often just visible with the naked eye.
Watermelon snow, also called snow algae, pink snow, red snow, or blood snow, is Chlamydomonas nivalis, a species of green algae containing a secondary red carotenoid pigment (astaxanthin) in addition to chlorophyll. Unlike most species of fresh-water algae, it is cryophilic (cold-loving) and thrives in freezing water.
Yellow-green algae. Yellow-green algae or the Xanthophyceae (xanthophytes) are an important group of heterokont algae. Most live in fresh water, but some are found in marine and soil habitats. They vary from single-celled flagellates to simple colonial and filamentous forms.
Zygnematophyceae (or Conjugatophyceae) is a class of green algae in the division Charophyta. It contains two orders, Zygnematales and Desmidiales, which may form a single clade rather than two. The Zygnematophyceae are the sister clade of the land plants.