red alga


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red alga

n.
Any of various predominantly tropical marine algae of the division Rhodophyta, characteristically red or reddish in color. Red algae are important as a food source and in reef building.
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Caulerpin has also been reported from the red alga Chondria armata.
The sequences were collected by BLAST searches of the National Center for Biotechnology Information databases of the respective species using DYNAMO1 of the red alga C.
Cytotoxic halogenated metabolites from the Brazilian red alga Laurencia catarinensis.
Multiple trans-Arctic passages in the red alga Phycodrys rubens: Evidence from nuclear rDNA ITS sequences.
The brown alga Colpomenia bullosa and the red alga Lomentaria catenata displayed significant larvicidal activity in 2.5% extracts.
3,6-anhydro-[alpha]-galactose-rich SPs frequently have no strong anticoagulant effect (Cardozo et al., 2007; Quindere et al., 2014), when measured by APTT assay, as was also previously reported for the SPs from the red alga A.
A multicellular fossil from arctic Canada, Bangiomorpha pubescens strongly resembles the modern red alga Bangia (20).
Liang, a mesophilic, multicellular benthic red alga that grows on rocks in the shallow subtidal zone and has a disjunct distribution.
In real life, organisms with similar traits exist, such as the "extremophile" red alga Galdieria sulphuraria.