Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

P O S T E L S I A

taxonomy morphology chemistry life history ecology

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Like all Phaeophyceae, Postelsia contains the pigments chlorophylls a,

chlorophyll c, fucoxanthin, and carotenes to help it trap sunlight, and has cell

walls composed of alginate. Storage products include laminarin and mannitol.

sea palm on rocksea palm on rock

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Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009