gorgonin


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gorgonin

[′gȯr·gə·nən]
(biochemistry)
The protein, frequently containing iodine and bromine, composing the horny skeleton of members of the Gorgonacea; contains iodine and bromine.
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Additionally, very thin red biofilms were sporadically found overgrowing gorgonians, displacing live tissue and exposing the gorgonin matrix (M.
The focus of this study is Caribbean members of the genus Pseudopterogorgia (Alcyonacea: Gorgoniidae), Like all of the gorgoniids, individuals in this genus form plumelike colonies consisting of central branches and smaller side branches, branchlets, all of which are supported by an axis composed of gorgonin (solidified collagen) (Goldberg, 1976).