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 Gracilaria multipartita is a translucent, dull purple or reddish-brown algae which has fronds that measure up to 25 cm long. It is cartilaginous, very brittle, and has a compressed stipe.Globally there is some variation in frond-width and the degree of branching, although the appearance is quite uniform in the British Isles. Gracilaria multipartita is commercially used as an agar or agaroid raw material in the U.S.A.

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