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Chlorophyta (green algae)
Transcript of Chlorophyta (green algae)
The name Ulva is an adjective originating from Latin, describing a marshy plant. Ulva Lobata is classified taxonomically into these categories: Kingdom Plantae, Phylum Chlorophyta, Class Ulvophyceae, Order Ulvales, Family Ulvaceae, and Genus Ulva. Ulva Lobata is a specific species of Green Algae. It's also an aquatic photosynthetic eukaryotic.
Ulva Lobatas are asexual reproduces. They release gametes during specific lunar cycles, depending on where the sea lettuce in whichever part of the world. Some factors that may cause the relationship is the amount of moonlight as well as nitrogen levels.
HABITAT AND INTERACTIONS
Ulva is a genus of algae that resembles bright green sheets and live primarily in marine environments. They can be found in brackish water, they can be attached to rocks, and are usually seen in dense groups. Ulva lobata is commonly known as the sea lettuce or the green laver. Ulva species can be eaten in soups and salads. Ten species of Ulva exist worldwide, all of which have representation on the coast of California. The shapes of Ulva are varied - circular to oval to long and narrow, ranging in size from microscopic to 65 cm. They have fine, silky textures with waved and ruffled margins.
THE FOOD CHAIN
The green algae is eaten by a number of different sea animals, including manatees and the sea slugs known as sea hares.
THE FOOD CHAIN
Ulva Lobatas rely on light and photosynthesis for their nutrition.
Once released, male and female gametes swim towards the sunlight. They mature and become zygotes. From there, the zygotes swim to the sea beds and a sporophyte plant grows.