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The reserve food of brown algae is


A
Fucoxanthin
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B
Volutin
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C
Laminarin
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D
Paramylum
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Solution

The correct option is C Laminarin

The reserve food of brown algae is laminarin. The molecule laminarin (also known as laminaran) is a storage glucan (a polysaccharide of glucose) found in brown algae. It is used as a carbohydrate food reserve in the same way, that chrysolaminarin is used by phytoplankton, especially in diatoms. Thus, the correct answer is option C.


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