golden-brown algae

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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.
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In this research, there were two hypotheses: that coccolithophora, a golden-brown algae that dominate polar oceans, would absorb more C[O.sub.2] than they would release, giving a net loss of C[O.sub.2] in the surrounding air, and that coccolithophora fertilized with F[e.sup.3+] would grow and absorb C[O.sub.2] in a direct proportion to the concentration of the [Fe.sup.3+].
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).