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Live Batrachospermum Red Algae Culture for biology and life science contains tear-drop shaped cells that form fringed spheres along a central axis. The complex arrangement of individual cells makes this a must for algae studies.

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Maintain red algae in low light. Recommended culture media is Pringsheim’s Soil Water.

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Batrachospermum. Red algae. The complex arrangement of individual cells make this a must for algae studies. Tear-drop shaped cells form fringed spheres along a central axis.Red Algae The Rhodophyta division of algae is the source of agar. Members of this group all contain phycoerythrin, phycocyanin, and allophycocyanin, which contribute to its red or blue color. Phycoerythrin absorbs blue/green light so red algae are able to thrive at greater depths than green algae. Food is stored as grains of glycogen that stain pinkish-brown with iodine–potassium iodide solution.