Definition of Phaeophyceae in English:


Line breaks: Phaeo|phy¦ceae
Pronunciation: /ˌfʌɪə(ʊ)ˈfʌɪsiː


  • A class of lower plants that comprises the brown algae.
    • Class Phaeophyceae, division Heterokontophyta (or phylum Heterokonta, kingdom Protista); formerly division Phaeophyta
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    • For marine plants, the argument would be different if we accepted the limited overnight acid accumulation in the Phaeophyceae as CAM, in view of the large biomass production of kelp.
    • Phaeophyceae, or giant kelp, is a brown algae that is generally found in a costal, temperate, marine environment.
    • There have been known several methods for preparing alginic acid or its alkali salts from the Phaeophyceae.


modern Latin (plural), from Greek phaios 'dusky' + phukos 'seaweed'.

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