Dictionary » P » Phaeophyta



(Science: botany) division of algae, generally brown in colour, with multicellular, branched thalluses. Includes large seaweeds such as laminaria and fucus. The brown colour is due to the xanthophylls, fucoxanthin and lutein. Many have laminarin as a food reserve and alginic acid as a wall component.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum


What is Ciliophora, Rhizopoda, Zoomastigina, Bacillariophyta, Euglenophyta, Rhodophyta, Phaeophyta, Chlorophyta, Myxomycota, and Comycota? I need to know what they are and how they are different. Please help!!!! :? :? :? :?

See entire post
by chloe330
Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Protists
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 5,441 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link