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Explain how Laminaria is different from Porphyra.

 

Asked by Topperlearning User 27th May 2016, 8:41 AM
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Laminaria

 

 

Porphyra

 

 

  1. It is a brown alga and belongs to the group Phaeophyceae.

     

  1. It is a red alga and belongs to Rhodophyceae.

     

  1. Food is stored in the form of mannitol.

     

  1. Food is stored in the form of floridean starch.

     

  1. Pigments present are chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, carotenoids and fucoxanthin.

     

  1. Pigment present is r-phycoerythrin.

     

  1. Sexual reproduction may be isogamous, oogamous or anisogamous.

     

  1. Sexual reproduction is oogamous.

     

  1. Gametes possess flagella.

     

  1. Gametes do not possess flagella.

     

 

 

Answered by Expert 27th May 2016, 10:41 AM
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