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Phaeophyta


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A phylum that contains mostly marine species referred to as brown seaweeds (e.g., kelps). The phylum is placed in the kingdom Protoctista (Appendix A) according to Margulis' Five Kindom scheme. Cavalier-Smith places phaeophytes in a sixth kingdom, the Chromista (q.v.).

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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