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Porphyridium cruentum
Porphyridium cruentum
Porphyridium cruentum

Wikipedia description

Porphyridium cruentum is a species of red alga in the family Porphyridiophyceae.

The microalga Porphyridium sp. is a potential source for several products like fatty acids, lipids, cell-wall polysaccharides and pigments . The polysaccharides of this species are sulphated and their structure gives rise to some unique properties that could lead to a broad range of industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Additionally, P. cruentum biomass contains carbohydrates of up to 57% have been reported. Thus, the combined amount of carbohydrates in biomass and exopolysaccharides of this microalga could potentially provide the source for bio-fuel and pharmaceutical

The genus Porphyridium has been classified among blue-green, red, and green algae.

Scientific classification

Clade: Red Algae
Order: Porphyridiales
Family: Porphyridiaceae
Species: Porphyridium cruentum


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
OBUY-Porphyridium_cruentumOBUYcells grown on F/2 mediaJ. Leebens-MackJ. Leebens-Mack