11-09-2021 | 16:38 PM
Mermaid Species of Algae
• After nearly four decades, a new species of algae known as ‘Mermaid algae’ has been discovered on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The species has been named ‘Acetabularia jalakanyakae’.
• It consists of a single gigantic cell with a nucleus, which is its main characteristic.
• The species is the first of the genus Acetabularia to be discovered in India. Another feature of Acetabularia is their regenerative potential.