brownish, xanthin pigment of algae.
a carotenoid obtained from brown algae.
yellowish-brown pigment found in some members of the Chromista, including kelps and diatoms.
An accessory brown pigment found in brown algae and some protists.
A brown carotenoid pigment used in photosynthetis, found in the golden-brown and brown algae
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Brown accessory pigment found in and characteristic of the brown algae.
A brownish accessory pigment used in capturing energy.
Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid, with formula C40H60O6. It is found as an accessory pigment in the chloroplasts of brown algae and most other heterokonts, giving them a brown or olive-green color. Fucoxanthin absorbs light primarily in the blue-green to yellow-green part of the visible spectrum, peaking at around 510-525 nm by various estimates and absorbing significantly in the range of 450 to 540 nm.