Compilation of marine algae species found in puerto pe asco and the guaymas
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Compilation of Marine Algae Species found in Puerto Pe ñasco and the Guaymas. Background. 15 different species under 3 main divisions – Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta and Phaeophyta Brief description of each species, and ways to identify them Picture accompaniments. Division Chlorophyta .

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Background

  • 15 different species under 3 main divisions – Chlorophyta, Rhodophyta and Phaeophyta

  • Brief description of each species, and ways to identify them

  • Picture accompaniments



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Enteromorpha and Ulva spp.

  • Enteromorpha – hollow, tubular, some branched, uninucleate cells, single chloroplast, many pyrenoids

  • Ulva – blade-like, 2 cells-thick, single chloroplast, single pyrenoid


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Chaetomorpha and Cladophora spp.

  • Chaetomorpha – uniseriate, unbranched filaments, multinucleate cells, clumped.

  • Cladophora – tufts, coarse, grow up 10 6 cm, stiff branches that curve in same direction



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Cutleria and Ralfsia spp.

  • Cutleria – heteromorphic plants, gametophyte erect, fan-shaped blades, thallus rigid and flat

  • Ralfsia – crusty and brittle, two-layered thallus, circular outline



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Halymenia and Hypnea spp.

  • Halymenia – plant erect, gelatinous fronds, either branching or blade-like thallus

  • Hypnea – cylindrical and compressed, slender branches with curled branchlets


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Plocamium and Champia spp.

  • Plocamium – plant erect, bushy, bright red, branching in zigzag manner

  • Champia – plant erect, small, clumped, delicate, branches are cylindrical and compressed


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References

  • African Seaweed Database. http://www.seaweedafrica.org

  • Guiry, M.D., 1996. Rhodophyta. http://seaweed.ucg.ie/Ireland/Check-listRhodoIre.html

  • Guiry, M.D. and Nic Dhonncha, E. 2002. Algaebase. World-wide Web electronic publication. http://www.algaebase.org

  • Norris, James N., 1975. Marine algae of the northern Gulf of California.

  • Wagonner, B. and Speer, B.R., 2000. Introduction to Phaeophyta.

    http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/chromista/phaeophyta.html

  • Webb, D. T., 2000. Chlorophyta.

    http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/webb/BOT311/Chlorophyta/Chlorophyta-100.htm

  • Sze, P., 1998. A Biology of the Algae. WCB McGraw-Hill publications.