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The Ectocarpus genome and the independent evolution of multicellularity in brown algae
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The Ectocarpus genome sequence represents an important step towards developing this organism as a model species, providing the possibility to combine genomic and genetic approaches to explore these and other aspects of brown algal biology further.
The introduction to Japan of the Titan barnacle, Megabalanus coccopoma (Darwin, 1854) (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) and the role of shipping in its translocation
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No significant genetic differentiation or haplotype patterns between widely separated populations of each of the three species were found, negates a null hypothesis predicting that the occurrence of one of more of these species in Australia was natural.
Genetic diversity in Undaria pinnatifida (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) deduced from mitochondria genes – origins and succession of introduced populations
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The haplotype divergence of the mitochondrial loci of the coding region of cox3 and noncoding region between tatC and tLeu genes is investigated, consistent with the notion that the Undaria in Europe was first introduced with oyster spat.
A comprehensive kelp phylogeny sheds light on the evolution of an ecosystem.
Molecular evolution of 5S ribosomal RNA from red and brown algae
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The phylogenic tree of these organisms has been constructed and indicates that various red algae, such as Batrachospermum, Gelidium, Gloiopeltis and Carpopeltis are phylogenically rather remote from one another.
Direct conversion of Spirulina to ethanol without pretreatment or enzymatic hydrolysis processes
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This work investigates direct ethanol production from Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis, a fast-growing halophilic cyanobacterium that accumulates large amounts of glycogen, using lysozyme and a recombinant amylase-expressing yeast strain to eliminate the need for biomass pretreatment and amyl enzyme hydrolysis.
Ligulate Desmarestia (Desmarestiales, Phaeophyceae) revisited: D. japonica sp. nov. and D. dudresnayi differ from D. ligulata
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The phylogeny of ligulate and sulfuric‐acid containing species of Desmarestia, occurring worldwide from polar to temperate regions, was revised using a multigenic and polyphasic approach, reducing a total of 16 taxa to four different species.
First report of the Asian seaweed Sargassum filicinum Harvey (Fucales) in California, USA
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The sequences of the mitochondrial cox3 gene for 6 individuals from the 3 sites at Catalina with 3 samples from 3 sites in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan region were identical, and the 9 sequences (469 bp in length) were identical.
Genetic diversity of Scytosiphon lomentaria (Scytosiphonaceae, Phaeophyceae) from the Pacific and Europe based on RuBisCO large subunit and spacer, and ITS nrDNA sequences
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In the rbcL analyses the S. lomentaria samples made a clade consisting of a Pacific and a European subclade, and the Pacific clade was further divided into two well-supported subclades.
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