publication . Article . 2013

Mycosporine like amino acids in brown algae

Radu Serban; Gheorghe Stoian;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2013 Journal: Balneo Research Journal, volume 4, issue 4, pages 158-161 (issn: 2069-7597, eissn: 2069-7619, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Romanian Association of Balneology, Editura Balneara
Abstract
Seaweed, also known as macroalgae, represents organisms that shares similarities with plants, that can exist as single cell organisms or groups of cell forming a colony. They can usually be found attached to rocks or other hard enough substrata in seashore. In the midlle of the XIX century, the Irish botanist Willian Henry Harvey(18111866) divided macroalgae in 3 distinct groups. This division was based on the pigmantation: -phylum Ochrophyta(green algae) -phylum Rhodophyta(red algae) -phylum Phaeophyceae(brown algae) The members of this three groups are different in more then just pigmantation, like biochemical aspect regarding photosynthetic pigments, compound...
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free text keywords: Mycosporine, brown algae, lcsh:Therapeutics. Pharmacology, lcsh:RM1-950, Botany, Biology, Alginic acid, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, biology.organism_classification, Chloroplast, Fucoxanthin, Algae, Green algae, Thallus, Red algae
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