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phycoerythrin

(fī′kō-ĕr′ĭ-thrĭn)
n.
Any of several orange-red phycobiliproteins that are found especially in red algae.
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phycoerythrin

A phycobilin pigment present in cyanobacteria which can be coupled to antibodies for detecting proteins and antigens due to the extremely bright (red) signal immunofluorescence assays.
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phycoerythrin

a red pigment with a photosynthetic function found in red algae and some cyanobacteria, with absorption peaks at 490,546 and 576 nm (see ABSORPTION SPECTRUM).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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