Definition of Rhodophyta in English:

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Rhodophyta

Pronunciation: /rōˈdäfədə/
Botany
A division of lower plants that comprises the red algae.
Example sentences
  • The 10 eukaryotic sequences were composed of three Metazoa (two mammals, one nematode), three Viridiplantae, one Fungi, one Rhodophyta, one Reclinomonas, and one Entomoebidae.
  • Introns occur frequently within the Chlorophyta, but within the Rhodophyta, Bangia, Porphyra, and Hildenbrandia are the only genera currently known to contain introns.
  • As mentioned, the clade Plantae is a bit more inclusive and also includes Rhodophyta and certain ‘green algae’ which are treated in the Eukarya section.

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from rhodo- 'rose-colored' + Greek phuta 'plants'.

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