phycobilin definition

  • noun:
    • some of a small grouping of water-soluble proteinaceous pigments that occur in purple algae and cyanobacteria.
    • some of a team of very colored pigments present in some photosynthetic algae; these are typically open-chain tetrapyrroles related to mammalian bile pigments
    • water-soluble proteinaceous pigments found in purple algae and cyanobacteria

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