New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta)

@article{Hommersand2004NewPI,
  title={New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta)},
  author={Max H. Hommersand and Michael D. Guiry and Suzanne Fredericq and Geoffrey L. Leister},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={260},
  pages={105-120}
}
A revised description of the Gigartinaceae is provided, together with a key and short diagnosis of each genus and a list of the species examined. New combinations have been proposed where appropriate. Distinguishing cystocarp and tetrasporangial characters useful for separating genera are illustrated, and the distribution of the genera is shown on a world map.