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Algae are photosynthetic organisms that occur in most habitats, ranging from marine and freshwater to desert sands and from hot boiling springs to snow and ice. Algae are important ecologically, as they represent half of the photosynthetic production of global organic material. Phycology is the scientific term for the study of algae.


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