Rhodophyta

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Noun1.Rhodophyta - lower plants; mostly marine and littoral eukaryotic algae
kingdom Protoctista, Protoctista - in most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista; includes: Protozoa; Euglenophyta; Chlorophyta; Cryptophyta; Heterokontophyta; Rhodophyta; unicellular protists and their descendant multicellular organisms: regarded as distinct from plants and animals
class Rhodophyceae, Rhodophyceae - coextensive with the Rhodophyta: red algae
red algae - marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan
division - (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
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Complete sequence of the mitochondrial DNA of the rhodophyte Chondrus crispus (Gigartinales).
Primary structure of phycocyanin from the unicellular Rhodophyte Cyanidium caldarium: complete amino acid sequence of the [alpha] subunit.
Physiological responses of the calcifying rhodophyte, Corallina officinalis (L.), to future C[O.sub.2] levels.
These include the chlorophyte (Ulva rigida and Bryopsis muscosa), the rhodophyte (Scottera nicaeensis, Plocamium cartilagineum [=P.
Consequences of morphology and tissue strength to blade survivorship of two closely related Rhodophyte species.
Dulse is elaborated from the rhodophyte Palmaria palmata and has been consumed since Viking times in Scotland, Ireland, and Iceland, although the most important current market is in the maritime provinces of Canada, mainly Nova Scotia.
Molecular biology of rhodophyte and chromophyte plastids Annu.
cruentum (Grabowski et al., 2000) (also provided by Professor Gantt) ["RI" indicating it is a rhodophyte gene (Tan et al., 1997a)] as the antigen combined with Freund's adjuvant in a standard immunization procedure.
The plastid genome of Guillardia theta (121,524 bp) has been completely sequenced and bears striking resemblance to the 191,028 bp plastid genome of the rhodophyte Porphyra purpurea (6).
(7) Unlike other algae within the Rhodophytes, they form a solid carbonate structure.
Described in an open-access paper titled- "Three-dimensional preservation of cellular and subcellular structures suggests 1.6 billion-year-old crown-group red algae" - in the journal PLOS Biology, the fossils are "probable crown-group rhodophytes (red algae)." One of the two different kinds of algae is thread-like while the other has fleshy colonies.