Author: Jan Scholten
Names: Chloroplastida; Chlorobionta; Chlorobiota; Green plants.
Botany: 7000 species; mostly aquatic photosynthetic eukaryota; contain chlorophylls a and b; store food as starch in their plastids; chloroplasts; lack a peptidoglycan layer; lack phycobiliproteins.
The green algae are part of the Viridiplantae, the green plants.
They consist of 2 groups:
2. Charophyta, from which the plants have evolved.