phycoerythrin definition

  • noun:
    • A red phycobilin occurring especially in the cells of red algae.
    • A red, light-harvesting necessary protein present cyanobacteria, purple algae and cryptomonads
    • A red coloring matter found in algæ of the subclass Florideæ.
    • A red color matter that the red seaweeds or Florideæ owe their strange color, that will be present, and chlorophyl, in cells. It is soluble in water.
    • red pigment in red algae

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