Q What is the importance of algae.

Q  What is the importance of algae. 


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askIITians Faculty 164 Points
9 years ago
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Importance of Algae are follows:
  1. At least half of the total carbon dioxide fixation on earth carried out by them.
  2. Increase oxygen level in the environment.
  3. Many species likeLaminaria,Sargassumetc. are used as food.
  4. Agarobtained fromGelidiumandGracilariais used in ice-creams and jellies and also used to culture bacteria.
  5. ChlorellaandSpirullinaare unicellular algae, rich in protein and used as food supplement even by space travelers.

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