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., 2015).
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subunits of the phycobilin pigment in strain SS120, when subjected to
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