1. Eucheuma denticulatum is a species of red algae and one of the primary sources of iota carrageenan.
2. It exists naturally in the Philippines, tropical Asia, and the western Pacific,but for the commercial extraction of carrageenan it is usually cultivated.
3. The species is commonly known as E. spinosum when cultivated and can be found in different colours: brown, green and red.
Jun Yu, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Submitted to 1000 Plant (1KP) Transcriptomes.