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Osmundea sanctarum sp. nov. (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from the southwestern Atlantic Ocean

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Rocha-Jorge, Renato [1, 2] ; Cassano, Valeria [3] ; Barros-Barreto, Maria Beatriz [4] ; Diaz-Larrea, Jhoana [5] ; Senties, Abel [5] ; Candelaria Gil-Rodriguez, Maria [6] ; Fujii, Mutue Toyota [2]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Inst Bot, Postgrad Program Biodiversidade Vegetal & Meio Am, BR-04301902 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Inst Bot, Nucleo Pesquisa Ficol, BR-04301902 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Bot, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Dept Bot, BR-21941902 Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[5] Univ Autonoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Dept Hidrobiol, Mexico City 09340, DF - Mexico
[6] Univ La Laguna, Dept Biol Vegetal Bot, Tenerife 38071, Islas Canarias - Spain
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYTOTAXA; v. 100, n. 1, p. 41-56, MAY 23 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 12

An ongoing phycological survey in the Laje de Santos Marine State Park (LSMSP) of Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil revealed a previously undescribed species of Osmundea (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae), which was found in the subtidal zone at a depth of 7 to 20 m. Morphological studies conducted on Osmundea specimens collected in the LSMSP revealed characteristics typical of the genus Osmundea, including two pericentral cells per each axial segment and tetrasporangia cut off randomly from cortical cells. The phylogenetic position of this species was inferred by analysis of chloroplast-encoded rbcL gene sequences from 37 taxa, including one Rhodomelaceae and one Ceramiaceae as outgroups. The Brazilian species of Osmundea formed a well-supported clade with the `Spectabilis' group from the coast of Pacific North America, composed of O. spectabilis, O. blinksii, O. splendens and O. sinicola. The present species, however, diverged greatly from the `Spectabilis' group representatives (5.4-7.1%), which confirms that it constitutes a different taxonomic entity, herein proposed as the new species Osmundea sanctarum M. T. Fujii \& Rocha-Jorge. This is the first report of a member of Osmundea related to the `Spectabilis' group in the South Atlantic Ocean. (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
FAPESP's process: 10/20559-4 - Diversity of macroalgae in the insulate conservation units of the São Paulo State, Brazil
Grantee:Renato Rocha Jorge
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate