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Substance Name: Phycoerythrin
RN: 11016-17-4


  • The metal-free red phycobilin pigment in a conjugated chromoprotein of red algae. It functions as a light-absorbing substance together with chlorophylls.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Phycoerythrin

MeSH Heading

  • Phycoerythrin

Systematic Name

  • Phycoerythrins, R-

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 11016-17-4

System Generated Number

  • 0011016174