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Red algae whose color results from predominace of the red pigment (PHYCOERYTHRIN). 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).

Year introduced: 2011 (1971)

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Tree Number(s): B01.715

MeSH Unique ID: D000461

Registry Number: txid2763

Entry Terms:

  • Red Algae
  • Algae, Red

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