golden-brown algae

Also found in: Encyclopedia.

gold′en-brown` al′gae
a group of mostly marine, gold to yellow-brown algae of the phylum Chlorophyta, containing the pigments chlorophyll, carotene, and xanthophyll.
References in periodicals archive ?
In this research, there were two hypotheses: that coccolithophora, a golden-brown algae that dominate polar oceans, would absorb more C[O.
Brown tides are formed by still another stripe of cell: marine plankton called chrysophytes, also known as golden-brown algae.
The major taxonomic groups include red algae (Rhodophyta), green algae (Chlorophyta), and brown plus golden-brown algae (Chromophyta).