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18: Red and Green Algae

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  • Learning Objectives

    Content Objectives

    • Understand how differences in life history traits between red and green algae can be explained by differences in ecology
    • Relate selection pressures to adaptations within each group
    • Learn the life cycles of Polysiphonia and Spirogyra

    Skill Objectives

    • Use life history traits to differentiate between red and green algae
    • Identify important structures in the Polysiphonia and Spirogyra life cycles. Know the function and ploidy of these structures.

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