brown algae meaning

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  • Noun: brown algae
    1. Algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments

    Type of: alga, algae

    Part of: class Phaeophyceae, Phaeophyceae

    Encyclopedia: Brown algae

  • [Medicine]
    Predominantly marine algae of the division Phaeophyta,having CHROMATOPHORES containing carotenoid pigments. ALGINATES and phlorotannins occur widely in all major orders. They are considered the most highly evolved algae because of their well-developed multicelluar organization and structural complexity.


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  1. any of the brown algae that make up the genus sargassum
  2. laminarin the chief carbohydrate food reserve of the phaeophyta ( brown algae)
  3. such diplontic life cycles are found in some protoctists, such as the diatoms and certain phaeophyta ( brown algae ), including the wracks
  4. the separating technique of the light active pigment-protein complexes from brown algae undaria pinnatifida was developped in this paper
  5. two marine brown algae, cladosiphon okamuranus tokida and stypopodium flabelliforme weber-van bosse, are reported from pratas island for the first time

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