division chlorophyta definition

  • noun:
    • huge unit of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that possess chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose cellular walls; courses Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae; obviously ancestral to land plants
    • huge division of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that have chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose mobile walls; classes Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae; demonstrably ancestral to land flowers
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