Red algae

scientific name

Chrondrus crispus

the awesome autotroph

Red algae make their own food, so they are an autotroph (something that makes its own food)


belongs to the autotroph group

multicellular or unicellular

Red algae are multicellular (they have many cells)
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How they reproduce

Red algae reproduce asexually (one parent) and sexually (two parents)

Where it lives

Grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the atlantic ocean

Why it is important

Red algae is an industral source of carrageenan, used as a thickener in milk products. Also they are used as a clarifying agent in brewing. Last it is given as a nourising food
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work cited

"Chondrus Crispus." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 26 Feb. 2013. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

"Maine Coast Sea Vegetables." , Sustainably Harvested and Certified Organic. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Feb. 2013.

"Section B - Red Algae." Section B - Red Algae. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

"Spotlight on Irish Moss." Irish Moss. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.