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In red algae, for example, these proteins occur as pigments. But in this newly discovered group of algae, the phycobiliproteins appear to be contained inside the plastids,
I think there is something wrong about that statement. The fact that phycobiliproteins serve as pigments in red and glaucous algae does not mean that they are NOT found within their plastids. As a matter of fact I think that phycobilisomata which are constructed after pbilips are contained exclusively within red and glaucous algae's plastids as photosynthesis performing organelles.--Draco ignoramus sophomoricus (talk) 15:11, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
Note that it is not clearly shown yet that biliphytes are photosynthetic, rather they are putatively photosynthetic. This is because fluorescence was seen that could be from phycobiliproteins but it was not chemically shown through HPLC and alternatively could have been from an ingested prey item. In addition, since their discovery they have been named by some researchers as 'biliphytes' rather than 'picobiliphytes' because they are often larger than 2 micrometers in diameter. Other citations that address these organisms omitted from the initial entry are:
Kim^ E, Harrison^ J, Sudek^ S, Jones MDM, Wilcox HM, Richards* T, Worden* AZ & JM Archibald* (2011). Newly identified and diverse plastid-bearing branch on the eukaryotic tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. ^These authors contributed equally as co-first authors. *co-corresponding
Cuvelier ML, Ortiz A, Kim E, Moehlig H, Richardson DE, Heidelberg JF, Archibald JM, Worden AZ (2008). Widespread distribution of a unique marine protistan lineage. Environmental Microbiology. Vol. 10:1621-1634.
Worden AZ & F Not (2008). Ecology and Diversity of Picoeukaryotes. Book Chapter in: Microbial Ecology of the Ocean, 2nd Edition. Ed. D. Kirchman. Wiley.
Not F, Gausling R, Azam F, Heidelberg JF & AZ Worden (2007). Vertical distribution of picoeukaryotic diversity in the Sargasso Sea. Environmental Microbiology. Vol 9:1233-1252. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:26, 10 January 2011 (UTC)AZW