brown alga


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brown alga

n.
Any of a large group of chiefly marine heterokonts of the division Phaeophyta, including the rockweeds and kelps, having brown and yellow pigments such as fucoxanthin that mask the chlorophyll.
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This is the first report of caulerpin from brown alga Spatoglossum asperum.
"The brown alga Laminaria ochroleuca forms complex structures called kelp forests, which are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems in the world.
In the present work an endophytic ascomycetes fungus Cladosporium uredinicola was isolated from the marine brown alga Dictyota dichotoma and identified through molecular characterization.
Contents of soluble, cell-wall bound and exuded phlorotannins on the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus, with implications on their ecological functions.
The brown alga Colpomenia bullosa and the red alga Lomentaria catenata displayed significant larvicidal activity in 2.5% extracts.
Ecological and biochemical analyses of the brown alga Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J.
For example, in a recent study by Arockiya et al., gold (Au) nanoparticles were synthesized using brown alga (Stoechospermum marginatum).
It was abundant on Ulva, the brown alga Sargassum and corallines, with population densities averaging 52 individuals/10 cm2 of substrate (Fraser et al.
For example the fucoidan from the brown alga Saccharina cichorioides is 2, 4-disulfated 1, 3-a-L-fucan, while the fucoidan from Fucus evanescens contains blocks of a-1,3-fucooligosaccharides and a-1,4-fucooligosaccharides sulfated at the position 2 in fucose residues (42).
Similarly, crude extract and major secondary metabolites from the brown alga Stypopodium zonale from two different places on the Brazilian littoral significantly deterred feeding by consumers, although with distinct effectiveness (Pereira et al., 2004).