Long distance kelp rafting impacts seaweed biogeography in the Northeast Pacific: the kelp conveyor hypothesis

@article{Saunders2014LongDK,
  title={Long distance kelp rafting impacts seaweed biogeography in the Northeast Pacific: the kelp conveyor hypothesis},
  author={Gary W. Saunders},
  journal={Journal of Phycology},
  year={2014},
  volume={50}
}
  • G. Saunders
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Phycology
Routine DNA barcoding of the Haida Gwaii seaweed flora revealed “endemic species” attributed initially to this region's past as a glacial refugium. However, subsequent barcode records from central California rapidly eroded this list leaving species characterized by disjunct distributions (DD) between California and Haida Gwaii. This observation prompted a more detailed look at species for California and British Columbia and revealed that 33 of 180 DNA‐barcoded genetic groups in common between… Expand
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