brown seaweed


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brown seaweed

[¦brau̇n ′sē‚wēd]
(botany)
A common name for the larger algae of the division Phaeophyta.
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Antidiabetic properties of polysaccharide- and polyphenolic-enriched fractions from the brown seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum.
Lipid composition of Padina tetratomatica (Dictyotales, Pheophyta) brown seaweeds of the west coast of India.
They cover a review of marine megafauna with tidal-stream environments; climate-driven trophic cascades affecting seabirds around the British Isles; circum-global invasion by the brown seaweed Sargassum muticum; simple, scale-dependent patterns emerge from very complex effects: an example from the inter-tidal mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis and Perna perna; the contributions of the genus Littorina to the field of evolutionary ecology; and spatial, temporal, and taxonomic variation in coral growth and implications for the structure and function of coral reef ecosystems.
Researchers at Newcastle University have found alginate, a naturally occurring chemical in brown seaweed, could help stop our bodies absorbing fat in the foods we eat.
Brown seaweed, and Alginol specifically, is especially effective at mopping up these free radicals compared to other compounds.
Brown seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida) is rich in a polysaccharide of alginic acid which has been demonstrated to suppress cholesterol absorption, and discharge heavy metals as well as act to prevent artery hardening (Kimura et al.
lato grown on grass substrate incorporating brown seaweed Sargassum species supplements at various rates in Tanzania.
Basically the marine macroalgae are classified as three broad groups: i) brown seaweed (Phaeophyceae); ii) red seaweed (Rhodophyceae) and iii) green seaweed (Chlorophyceae) (14).
Sapindus mukorossi is the fruit of an Asian tree used in oriental medicine to correct skin conditions and laminaria digitata is a brown seaweed used in thalassotherapy for body wraps.
Ascophyllum nodosum is brown seaweed known to grow abundantly in temperate countries such as Canada, France, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, and the United Kingdom.