phycobilin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n phycobilin water-soluble proteinaceous pigments found in red algae and cyanobacteria
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Usage


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Phycobilins function as light-harvesting pigments in most cyanobacteria and red algae.
Although green cyanobacteria of the genus Prochlorococcus express genes encoding enzymes that direct the synthesis of phycobilins, these pigments do not appear to play a role in light harvesting in Prochlorococcus.
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