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Rhodophyta MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Rhodophyta
Tree Number(s)
B01.715
Unique ID
D000461
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000461
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Scope Note
Red algae whose color results from predominace of the red pigment (PHYCOERYTHRIN). However, if this pigment is destroyed, the algae can appear purple, brown, green, or yellow. Two important substances found in the cell walls of red algae are AGAR and CARRAGEENAN. Some rhodophyta are notable SEAWEED (macroalgae).
Entry Term(s)
Algae, Red
Red Algae
Registry Number
txid2763
Previous Indexing
Algae (1966-1970)
See Also
Seaweed
Public MeSH Note
2011; see ALGAE, RED 1974-2010
History Note
2011 (1971)
Date Established
1974/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Rhodophyta Preferred
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