How does red algae differ from brown algae?
CBSE Class 11
CBSE Class 11 Biology
2016-07-18 10:40:07 UTC
Red algae :
Unicellular and microscopic. Only a few are filamentous and heterotrichous.
Phycoerythrin, phycocyanin and phycobilins pigments are present.
Reserve food material is Floridean starch.
Chlorophyll ‘a’ present.
Brown algae :
1.Filamentous and heterotrichous.
2.Fucoxanthin pigments is present.
3.Reserve food material is Laminarian starch.
4.Chlorophyll ‘a’ and ‘c’ present.
5.e.g., Laminaria, Fucus and Sargassum.