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Any of several bluish phycobiliproteins that are found especially in cyanobacteria.
phycocyanin a blue pigment with a photosynthetic function found in cyanobacteria and red algae, with an absorption peak of 618 nm (see ABSORPTION SPECTRUM).
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Primary structure of phycocyanin from the unicellular Rhodophyte Cyanidium caldarium: complete amino acid sequence of the [alpha] subunit.
Cloning and sequencing of the phycocyanin from Spirulina maxima and its evolutionary analysis.