Definition of Chlorophyta in English:

Chlorophyta

Syllabification: Chlo·roph·y·ta
Pronunciation: /klôrˈäfətə
 
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Botany
  • A phylum that comprises the green algae. They are more recently treated as a phylum of the kingdom Protista.
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    • Taking the Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta together, algae display a level of variation exceeding 1300-fold, although within any of these groups the range is between only 9-and 200-fold.
    • Nuclear DNA content estimates have been published for fewer than 1% of the described species of Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta.
    • The green algae are divided into the phyla Streptophyta and Chlorophyta.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Greek khlōros 'green' + phuton 'plant'.

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