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___________ are also known as golden algae.
  1. Diatoms
  2. Desmids
  3. Euglenoids
  4. Plankton


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The correct option is B Desmids
Desmids are also known as golden algae or golden-brown algae because they have a characteristic golden colour due to the presence of carotenoid pigment fucoxanthin. They belong to the group Chrysophytes. They are usually found in freshwaters. 
 

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