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Any of several bluish phycobiliproteins that are found especially in cyanobacteria.


(ˌfaɪ koʊˈsaɪ ə nɪn)

a blue protein pigment, present in algae, that is involved in photosynthesis.
[1870–75; phyco- + Greek kýan(os) azurite (see cyano-1) + -in1]
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Noun1.phycocyanin - blue pigment in algae
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
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Phycocyanin is a complex of light-harvesting proteins, extracted from Spirulina which has a characteristic deep blue colour.
In the case of cyanobacteria, they produce a pigment called phycocyanin which produces the 'cyan' color that we see.
Antioxidant properties of Spirulina are due to phycocyanin and vitamin E present in it [24,25].
Separation and purification of phycocyanin from Spirulina sp.
The effect of polysaccharide and phycocyanin from Spirulina platensis var.
com)-- Turner Designs now offers phycocyanin (PC) as an optical configuration of their FluoroSense handheld fluorometer to assist with identification of PC containing algae typically associated with Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs).
We obtained anti-phycocyanin from Bioss (Woburn, MA), microtiter ELISA plates from Corning (Corning, NY), microcystin LR and anti-FceRI from EMD Millipore Corporation (Billerica, MA), Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium (EMEM) from ATCC (Manassas, VA), and phycocyanin, G418, and pNPP substrate from Sigma-Aldrich (St.
It contains a significant amount of phycocyanin and chlorophyll, which absorbs energy from the sun to manufacture carbohydrates to boost your energy.
component of Cyactiv is phycocyanin, which is known to act as an antioxidant and a selective COX-2 inhibitor with documented regulating properties.
Sl/No Compounds Examples Sources [beta]-carotene Fucoxanthin Chondrus crispu s Antheraxanthin, Mastocarpus stellatus 1 Carotenoids Lutein, Brown algae Violaxanthin, Red algae Xanthophylls Zeaxanthin Catechin, Epicatechin Gallate Taonia atomaria Fl avonoid s Cystoseira species 2 Phenols Ph lorotannins Palmaria palmata Stypodiol Sargassum pallidum Isoepitaondiol Fucus vesicu losus Taond iol Terpe noids 3 Pigments Phycoerythrin Red algae Phycocyanin Chondrus crispu s 4 Vitamins Ascorbate Mastocarpus stellatus Vitamin A Sargassumsp.
Water chemical parameters (pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll, blue-green algae phycocyanin, conductivity, salinity, oxidation reduction potential) are recorded every 15 min by an early warming monitoring system (model GuardianBlue, HACH Company, Loveland, Colorado) and a multi-parameter water quality analyzer (model YSI6600, YSI Inc.