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Laminariales


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(division Phaeophyta)

An order of brown seaweeds in which there is a heteromorphic alternation of generations, with a large sporophyte and a microscopic gametophyte. The sporophyte is usually differentiated into holdfast, stipe, and blade. There are 4 families, and many genera, found mainly in cold and temperate seas.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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