Surely all of you have seen or even frequently consumed foods that is made from seaweed because we know seaweed contains lots of vitamin C and it is good to prevent premature aging. Because of this benefit, there are many foods made from seaweed extract that we often consume.
On this occasion, the author will give information to all of you about the life cycle of seaweed itself. Surely all of you are curious about the life cycle of this underwater plant, so let’s look at the following reviews together.
Seaweed Life Cycle
The life cycle of seaweed is one of the plants that have or are classified as low-level plants that are included in the Thallpohyta division. In terms of morphology, between the function of roots in plants, stems and parts of the leaves can not be distinguished, because the shape only resembles a stem better known as the tallus. Usually, the shape of the tallus in seaweed varies – among others, there is a round shape like a tube, thin, flat, round like a bag and hair.
Seaweed Breeding Process
As for the breeding process and classification of seaweed is classified into two types, namely sexual and asexual.
- Sexual Breeding
As for sexual breeding, it is generally carried out by anisogamy and oogamy, both of which are also often called heteronomy. On this one breed, gametes produced by seaweed, especially gametangia, consist of two kinds, namely spermatangia (antheridium) which will produce sperm, and oogimium which produces egg cells, then those will later produce other seaweed offspring. It’s not much different from other plants in general.
- Asexual breeding
As for the asexual breeding process, which is in the form of a new individual through the development of spores, now they are not just a fern-like plant that has spores, cell division, and fragmentation. Well, it turns out that this sea plant has spores. The breeding through these spores is processed through the formation of gametophytes from tertaspora produced by tetrasporophytes.
This breeding type is generally more likely to occur in the breeding of seaweed. As we all have known, the function of this seaweed plant is a lot and of course, it’s beneficial for human. Read also the types of seaweed.
Besides it’s good for health, this plant is yet useful in the process of cosmetics or beauty supplements production. For consumption, there is no doubt that we often consume it, because indeed seaweed is very useful for healthy digestion. Seaweed cultivation is not complicated, but intensive care is needed.
Well, now you know how interesting is the seaweed life cycle process, as we had discussed about it thoroughly. Hopefully this information is useful for all of you. See you in the next article, warm greetings.