The Hawaiian Rhodophyta Biodiversity Survey (2006-2010): a summary of principal findings

@article{Sherwood2010TheHR,
  title={The Hawaiian Rhodophyta Biodiversity Survey (2006-2010): a summary of principal findings},
  author={Alison R. Sherwood and Akira Kurihara and Kimberly Y. Conklin and Thomas Sauvage and Gernot G. Presting},
  journal={BMC Plant Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={258 - 258}
}
BackgroundThe Hawaiian red algal flora is diverse, isolated, and well studied from a morphological and anatomical perspective, making it an excellent candidate for assessment using a combination of traditional taxonomic and molecular approaches. Acquiring and making these biodiversity data freely available in a timely manner ensures that other researchers can incorporate these baseline findings into phylogeographic studies of Hawaiian red algae or red algae found in other locations.ResultsA… 

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