brown alga


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brown alga

any of a mostly marine group of algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by brown pigment.
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Biological activity of Spatoglossum asperum: A Brown Alga. Phytother.
Effects of secondary metabolites from the tropical Brazilian brown alga Dictyota menstrualis on the amphipod Parhyale hawaiensis.
have reported the biosynthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles using a brown alga extract (Bifurcaria bifurcata).
Chattopadhyay et al reported that fucoidan showed the highest antioxidant activity followed by alginate and laminarans from brown alga Turbinaria conoides (120).
Jeon, "Antiproliferative and antioxidant properties of an enzymatic hydrolysate from brown alga, Ecklonia cava," Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol.
Examination of the epiphytes under stereomicroscope allowed identifying the species as the filamentous brown alga Pylaiella littoralis, a common macrophyte species in the shallow coastal areas of the Baltic Sea.
The field experiments were carried out with three species common in the adjacent sea area representing three different morphological and ecological groups: Ulva intestinalis, a filamentous, fast-growing green alga; Fucus vesiculosus, a perennial brown alga with slow metabolism; and Furcellaria lumbricalis, a perennial red alga.