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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
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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]
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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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Agardh) Montagne 1846 (Ceramiaceae), Hypnea spinella (C.
El grupo con mayor numero de especies es el de Rhodophyta, dentro del mismo las familias mas diversas son: Rhodomelaceae con 28, Ceramiaceae con 11, Gracilariaceae con 10 y Corallinaceae con nueve.
Phaeophyta B Dawson & Abbott (1978); (Dictyotaceae) Rodriguez-Baron (2010) P/B Gao& McKinley (1994); Sfriso & Marcomini (1997) Rhodophyta B Dawson & Abbott (1978); (Corallinaceae Rodriguez-Baron (2010); Rhodomelaceae, P/B Gao& McKinley (1994); Sfriso & Ceramiaceae) Marcomini (1997); Delgadillo- Garzon y Neumark (2008); Nelson et al.
The families Corallinaceae (N = 20), Rhodomelaceae (N 16), and Ceramiaceae (N = 14) are most speciose (Sanchez-Rodriguez et al.