Definition of rhodophyte in English:


Line breaks: rhodo|phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊdə(ʊ)fʌɪt


  • A lower plant of the division Rhodophyta, which comprises the red algae.
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    • The cells of rhodophytes are commonly covered by a slimy outer sheath.
    • For two important groups, rhodophytes and stramenopiles, we combined more distantly related taxa, since the monophyly of these groups has not been questioned.
    • Almost all living rhodophytes are multicellular.

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