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About the Algae: The microalga Porphyridium sp. (Rhodophyta) 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. This is one of the ONLY red microalgae. It is used by researchers to study the red protein based pigment phycoerythrine. Often used by the aquaculture community to bring RED color into filter feeders.

Forget genies, discover the magic of science with algae in a bottle!  This product can be used to resupply your stash or continue the experimentation you began with our many kits and experiments.  If you need more than just algae, consider our Culture Kit which contains everything you need to grow a laboratory-grade culture at home or at your desk.