- 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
- 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.