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Congracilaria babae was first reported as a red alga parasitic on the thallus of Gracilaria salicornia based on Japanese materials. It was circumscribed to have deep spermatangial cavities, coloration similar to its host and the absence of rhizoids. We observed a parasitic red alga with morphological and anatomical features suggestive of C. babae on a(More)
A phylogenetic study of two parasites found on the common host species Gracilaria salicornia from Japan and Malaysia based on nuclear, plastid, and mitochondrial molecular markers was conducted. The Japanese and Malaysian parasites were placed in the same cluster in the nuclear phylogenies inferred from the LSU rRNA gene and ITS region, supporting the(More)
Many studies classifying Gracilaria species for the exploitation of agarophytes and the development of the agar industry were conducted before the prevalence of molecular tools, resulting in the description of many species based solely on their morphology. Gracilaria firma and G. changii are among the commercially important agarophytes from the western(More)
There is a page reference error in the Discussion under the subheading " Taxonomic Treatment. " The correct reference is: Basionym: Congracilaria babae Yamamoto in Bull. Fac. Fish. article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the(More)
The chloroplast genome of Gracilaria firma was sequenced in view of its role as an economically important marine crop with wide industrial applications. To date, there are only 15 chloroplast genomes published for the Florideophyceae. Apart from presenting the complete chloroplast genome of G. firma, this study also assessed the utility of genome-scale data(More)
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