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Algae

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by hani, May 26, 2010.

  1. hani

    hani Lifetime Charter Member
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    I am interested to know how algae like BBA physically attach them self to the plants? do they have roots?
     
  2. Biollante

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    Hold On For Dear Life

    Hi Hani,

    Many Alga and primitive plants use holdfasts to hold on to whatever structure is supporting them. :)

    The holdfast is a root-like structure, a mass of rhizoids that grip the surface, the difference from roots is that it is not a major means of moisture/nutrient transport. :gw

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  3. csmith

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    Like a Java Fern?
     
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    Yes!

    Yes! Microsorum pteropus is a good example of a primitive plant, that has holdfasts instead of roots. :)

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