A red, light-harvesting protein found in cyanobacteria, red algae and cryptomonads
See Also: phycobilin

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  • Phycoerythrin — is a red protein from the light harvesting phycobiliprotein family, present in cyanobacteria, red algae and cryptomonads.Like all phycobiliproteins, phycoerythrin is composed of a protein part, organised in a hexameric structure of alpha and beta …   Wikipedia

  • Phycoerythrin — Phy co*e*ryth rin, Phycoerythrine Phy co*e*ryth rine, n. [Gr. ? seaweed + E. erythrin, ine.] A red coloring matter found in alg[ae] of the subclass Floride[ae]. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phycoerythrin — Die chromophore Gruppe von Phycoerythrin, namens Phycoerythrobilin Phycoerythrin ist ein bei Cyanobacteria (Blaualgen) und Rotalgen vorkommendes rotes akzessorisches Pigment der Photosynthese. Es besteht aus einem Protein, das eine chromophore… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • phycoerythrin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phyco + erythr + 1 in Date: circa 1868 any of the red protein pigments in the cells of red algae …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phycoerythrin — (fi ko er i thrin) A red photosynthetic phycobiliprotein pigment used to trap light energy …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • phycoerythrin — Red phycobilins found in some algae, especially red algae (Rhodophyta) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • phycoerythrin — /fuy koh i rith rin, er euh thrin/, n. a red protein pigment occurring in red algae. [1865 70; PHYCO + ERYTHR + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Phycoerythrin — Phy|co|e|ry|th|rin [↑ Phyco griech. erythrós = rot; ↑ in (3)], das; s, e: ↑ Phycobilin …   Universal-Lexikon

  • phycoerythrin — phy·co·er·y·thrin er i thrən n any of the red protein pigments in the cells of red algae * * * phy·co·eryth·rin (PE) (fi″ko ə rithґrin) a red, fluorescent, algal protein that can be coupled to various biological molecules to make them… …   Medical dictionary

  • phycoerythrin — phy·co·er·y·thrin …   English syllables

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