What kingdoms are blue-green, green & red algae?

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AIUI, there are these 3 types of algae, with blue-green algae being technically bacteria, green algae being plants, but what are red algae?
 

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Hmmm. It looks like there's some problems with its classification:
Below are other published taxonomies of the red algae using molecular and traditional alpha taxonomic data; however, the taxonomy of the red algae is still in a state of flux (with classification above the level of order having received little scientific attention for most of the 20th century).[28]

  • If one defines the kingdom Plantae to mean the Archaeplastida, the red algae will be part of that kingdom
  • If Plantae are defined more narrowly, to be the Viridiplantae, then the red algae might be considered their own kingdom, or part of the kingdom Protista.
 
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some problems with its classification:
Linnaean versus cladistic.o_O:wink:
 

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