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 Identify the given figures of algae and select the correct option.
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(A) - Fucus, (B) - Polysiphonia
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(A) - Dictyota, (B) - Polysiphonia
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C
(A) - Dictyota, (B) - Porphyra
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(A) - Porphyra, (B) - Polysiphonia
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Solution

The correct option is C (A) - Dictyota, (B) - Polysiphonia
  • Dictyota is seaweed of class Phaeophyceae. They are marine and having laminarin, mannitol as their reserve foods. They have pigments like chlorophyll a, c, fucoxanthin.
  • Polysiphonia is a red algae, it is usually well branched and they are attached to rocky surface or base with the help of rhizoids.
  • So,the correct answer is " Dictyota, Polysiphonia ".

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