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Any of several bluish phycobiliproteins that are found especially in cyanobacteria.
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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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Only a study on functional biscuits containing Spirulina or phycocyanin isolated from Spirulina reported similar levels of acceptability versus control .
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E3Live, Klamath Falls, OR, has developed a (patent-pending) process to extract the phycocyanins
Comparison of the structures of globins and phycocyanins: evidence for evolutionary relationship.
Our results are in conformity with earlier reports on the molecular masses of [alpha] and [beta] subunits of phycocyanin from blue-green algae like S.