phycocyanin definition

  • noun:
    • A blue phycobilin happening particularly in the cells of cyanobacteria.
    • A pigment from light-harvesting phycobiliprotein household, with allophycocyanin and phycoerythrin, an accessory pigment to chlorophyll.
    • A blue coloring matter found in certain algæ.
    • A blue color matter that will be present, and chlorophyl, within the cells of particular algæ, and imparts to them a bluish-green color, as with the Cyanophyceæ or Phycochromacæ. It is soluble in water, but insoluble in liquor or ether.
    • blue pigment in algae

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