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Australian Laurencia majuscula (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae) and the Brazilian Laurencia dendroidea are conspecific

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Metti, Yola [1] ; Millar, Alan J. K. [1] ; Cassano, Valeria [2] ; Fujii, Mutue T. [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Royal Bot Gardens, Natl Herbarium New South Wales, Sydney, NSW - Australia
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Bot, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Inst Bot, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYCOLOGICAL RESEARCH; v. 61, n. 2, p. 98-104, APR 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 7

Morphological and molecular studies have been undertaken on two species of the red algal genus LaurenciaJ.V.Lamouroux: Laurencia majuscula (Harvey) A.H.S. Lucas and Laurencia dendroideaJ.Agardh, both from their type localities. The phylogenetic position of these species was inferred by analysis of the chloroplast-encoded rbcL gene sequences from 24 taxa. In all phylogenetic analyses, the Australian Laurencia majuscula and the Brazilian L.dendroidea formed a well-supported monophyletic clade within the Laurencia sensu stricto. This clade was divided into two subclades corresponding to each geographical region; however, the genetic divergence between Australian L.majuscula and Brazilian L.dendroidea was only 01.35%. Examination of the type specimens and sequences of freshly collected samples of both Laurencia majuscula and L.dendroidea show the two to be conspecific despite their disjunct type localities. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/52244-2 - Diversity and phylogenetic relationships of marine benthic algae: the Laurencia complex (Rhodophyta) in the Atlantic coasts of tropical and subtropical regions
Grantee:Valéria Cassano
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 07/51270-7 - Diversity of red macroalgae (Rhodophyta) of São Paulo State, Brazil, based on barcoding, morphology and geographic distribution (RHODO-SP)
Grantee:Mariana Cabral de Oliveira
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants