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Omega-3 Sources - DHA Algae Oil

Algae, Latin for "seaweed" are a large and diverse group of simple, typically autotrophic organisms, ranging from unicellular to multicellular forms, such as the giant kelps that grow to 65 meters in length. The US Algal Collection is represented by almost 300,000 accessioned and inventoried herbarium specimens.[3] The largest and most complex marine forms are called seaweeds. They are photosynthetic like plants, and "simple" because their tissues are not organized into the many distinct organs found in land plants.

Though the prokaryotic cyanobacteria (commonly referred to as blue-green algae) were traditionally included as "algae" in older textbooks, many modern sources regard this as outdated[4] as they are now considered to be bacteria.[5] The term algae is now restricted to eukaryotic organisms.[6] All true algae therefore have a nucleus enclosed within a membrane and plastids bound in one or more membranes.[4][7] Algae constitute a paraphyletic and polyphyletic group,[4] as they do not include all the descendants of the last universal ancestor nor do they all descend from a common algal ancestor, although their plastids seem to have a single origin.[1] Diatoms are also examples of algae. SOURCE:


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