phycobilin


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phycobilin

(fī′kō-bī′lĭn)
n.
Any of a group of light-absorbing pigments that are usually covalently attached to proteins and are found in red algae and cyanobacteria.
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Secretion by lipophils results in immediate lysis of entrapped algae that can be visualized directly by examining the clouds of fluorescent phycobilins released from the lysed algae beneath the animal (Smith et al.
The absorption of light energy by cyanobacteria is based upon the occurrence of one or two forms of chlorophylls together with carotenes and phycobilins.
generally in having traces of phycobilin pigments in addition to the
The seaweeds that can tolerate excess light are rich in carotenes, while those living in filtered light have pigments suitable for catching it with the greatest efficiency, phycobilins.