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Qualifier in English: Rhodophyta
Qualifier in Spanish: Rhodophyta
Qualifier in Portuguese: Rodófitas
Qualifier in French: Rhodophyta
Entry term(s): Algae, Red
Red Algae
Tree number(s): B01.650.700
SP4.016.157.733.224
Scope note: Plants of the division Rhodophyta, commonly known as red algae, in which the red pigment (PHYCOERYTHRIN) predominates. However, if this pigment is destroyed, the algae can appear purple, brown, green, or yellow. Two important substances found in the cell walls of red algae are AGAR and CARRAGEENAN. Some rhodophyta are notable SEAWEED (macroalgae).
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 2011 (1971)
See also the descriptors: Seaweed MeSH
DeCS UI: 464
Descriptor UI: D000461
Date Established: 1974/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/24
Rhodophyta - Preferred
Concept UI M0000704
Scope note Plants of the division Rhodophyta, commonly known as red algae, in which the red pigment (PHYCOERYTHRIN) predominates. However, if this pigment is destroyed, the algae can appear purple, brown, green, or yellow. Two important substances found in the cell walls of red algae are AGAR and CARRAGEENAN. Some rhodophyta are notable SEAWEED (macroalgae).
Preferred term Rhodophyta
Entry term(s) Algae, Red
Red Algae



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