Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany


The brown algae, in the division Phaeophyta, have the pigments fucoxanthin, chlorophyll a and c, and carotenes. They use laminarin as a storage product and contain the gels algin and fucoidan.

Brown Algae

Laminariales: Macrocystis pyrifera

Laminariales: Postelia palmaeformis

Fucales: Sargassum muticum

Fucales: Silvetia compressa


Credit Rhoda Lin

© 1996 R. H.  Lin

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009