Phycocyanin
Phycocyanin Phy`co*cy"a*nin, Phycocyanine Phy`co*cy"a*nine, n. [Gr. ? seaweed + E. cyanin.] A blue coloring matter found in certain alg[ae]. [1913 Webster]

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  • Phycocyanin — is a pigment from the light harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allophycocyanin and phycoerythrin. It is an accessory pigment to chlorophyll. All phycobiliproteins are water soluble and therefore cannot exist within the membrane like… …   Wikipedia

  • Phycocyanin — Die chromophore Gruppe von Phycocyanin, das Phycocyanobilin Phycocyanin (PC[1]) gehört zu den Phycobilinen und wirkt als akzessorisches Pigment der Photosynthese bei Blaualgen (Cyanobakterien), kommt aber auch bei Rotalgen vor. Farbli …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • phycocyanin — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phyco + cyan + 1 in Date: 1875 any of various bluish green protein pigments in the cells of cyanobacteria …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phycocyanin — (fi ko si an in) A blue phycobiliprotein pigment used to trap light energy during photosynthesis …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • phycocyanin — Blue phycobilin found in some algae, and especially in cyanobacteria …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • phycocyanin — /fuy koh suy euh nin/, n. Biochem. a blue protein pigment, found in algae, involved in the process of photosynthesis. [1870 75; PHYCO + CYAN 1 + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • phycocyanin — noun A pigment from the light harvesting phycobiliprotein family, along with allophycocyanin and phycoerythrin, an accessory pigment to chlorophyll …   Wiktionary

  • Phycocyanin — Phy|co|cy|a|nin [↑ Phyco u. ↑ Cyanin (2)]: ↑ Phycobilin …   Universal-Lexikon

  • phycocyanin — phy·co·cy·a·nin .fī kō sī ə nən n any of various bluish green protein pigments in the cells of cyanobacteria …   Medical dictionary

  • phycocyanin — n. blue pigment found in algae …   English contemporary dictionary

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