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red algae

pl n
(Plants) the numerous algae that constitute the phylum Rhodophyta, which contain a red pigment in addition to chlorophyll. The group includes carrageen, dulse, and laver. Also called: red seaweed

red′ al′gae


n.pl.
marine algae of the phylum Rhodophyta in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red algae - marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigmentred algae - marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan
alga, algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
division Rhodophyta, Rhodophyta - lower plants; mostly marine and littoral eukaryotic algae
sea moss - any of various red algae having graceful rose to purple fronds (e.g. dulse or carrageen)
carageen, carrageen, carragheen, Chondrus crispus, Irish moss - dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America
dulse, Rhodymenia palmata - coarse edible red seaweed
red laver, laver - edible red seaweeds
carpospore - a nonmotile spore of red algae
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Rich in xylose and galactose from palmaria palmata, a red algae, Whitonyl limits melanogenesis by inhibiting the activity of tyrosinase and the quantity of melanin synthesized; reduces the synthesis of the protein anchoring complex, indispensable for the transport of melanosomes to keratinocytes; inhibits the synthesis of Stem Cell Factor (SCF) thereby controlling photo-induced pigmentation.
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The surviving two females and four males, which are fed a diet of red algae and kelp, are seven to eight inches long and at least 7 to 10 years old, McCormick said.
On the surface, the nutrients fed huge numbers of plantlike organisms, called algae, which grew to form a thick red algae "carpet" on the sea.
Solana Beach--California man protected by the red algae, 1993, and Hidden Meadows--cul-de-sac angel protects the village, 1993, both give the themes of security and guardianship symbolic weight.
During earth's history, complex multicellular life has evolved from unicellular organisms along five independent paths, which are: animals, plants, fungi, red algae and brown algae.
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In contrast, no species of red algae (Rhodophyta) has revealed a correlation between mechanical properties and wave exposure, although differences in both biomass and planform area have been observed between exposed and protected sites (Carrington, 1990; Pratt and Johnson, 2002).