Silva, Paul C. Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, California.
Moe, Richard L. Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, California.
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A large and diverse order of conspicuous brown algae (class Phaeophyceae), including such well-known seaweeds as Fucus and Sargassum. Definitive features of members of the Fucales include apical growth, production of sex organs in cavities, and a life history with only one somatic phase, which is diploid. See also: Algae; Phaeophyceae
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