Differentiate Between The Following Red Algae And Brown Algae

Difference between Red algae and Brown algae

Red Algae

Brown Algae

Belongs to class Rhodophyceae

Belongs to class Phaeophyceae

Reserve food in the form of floridean starch

Reserve food in the form of floridean laminarin

Red colour algae mainly live in marine habitats

Brown colour algae exclusively found in marine habitats

Cell walls are composed of cellulose, pectin and phycocolloids

Cell walls are composed of cellulose and align

The major pigments are chlorophyll a, d, β-carotene and phycocyanin

The major pigments are chlorophyll a, c, fucoxanthin, and xanthophylls

Some examples of red algae are coralline algae, Irish moss, dulse, etc

Some examples of brown algae are Sargassum, kelp, rockweed etc.

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