Members of the Chlorophyta are the green algae or green seaweeds. Although traditionally classified as protists they are now generally considered to be part of the plant kingdom. There are two main divisions; the Ulvophycaea, which are mostly marine and multicellular and form filaments or flat blades as in the sea lettuce, and the Chlorophyceae, which mostly live in fresh water and most of which are single-celled. Like other land plants, they contain chlorophyll a and b, with carotenoids as accessory pigments for photosynthesis. It seems likely that the ancestor of all the land plants was a green alga.

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A Day after the Rain.
Photographic study by Daigo Kamada of the Vorticella that he found when examining water samples.
Desmids
Images and information about single-celled freshwater green algae in the family Desmidiaceae. In English and Dutch.
Desmids.com
Information and images of these microscopic freshwater algae, with a focus on those found in Kent, England.
Green Algae
Description of this diverse group of freshwater algae commonly known as chlorophytes, with excellent microscopic images.
The Intertidal Rocky Shore: Coralline Algae and Green Seaweed
Photographs of about 6 species of encrusting varieties of red algae and about 10 of green seaweeds that grow around the coasts of New Zealand.
Protist Images: Chlorophyta
Images and descriptions.
The Reproduction of Vorticella
Walter Dioni provides anatomical details of this species and its reproduction, with animated and sequential photographs.
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