155,250 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 21,864 images, 60,043 bibliographic items, 435,057 distributional records.

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major (Linnaeus) C.E.Lane, C.Mayes, Druehl & G.W.Saunders, 2006: 509.

(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Abbott, I.A. (1977). The influence of the major food crops on the social system of Old Hawai'i. Newsletter Hawaiian Botanical Society 16(5): 78-79.

Adolf, J.E., Place, A.R., Stoecker, D.K. & Harding L.W. Jr. (2007). Modulation of polyunsaturated fatty acids in mixotrophic Karlodinium veneficum (Dinophyceae) and its prey, Storeatula major (Cryptophyceae). Journal of Phycology 43: 1259-1270.

Adolf, J.E., Stoecker, D.K. & Harding, Jr, L.W. (2003). Autotrophic growth and photoacclimation in Karlodinium micrum (Dinophyceae) and Storeatula major (Cryptophyceae). Journal of Phycology 39: 1101-1108.

Akeroyd, J.R. & Doogue, D. (1988). Plantago major L. subsp. intermedia (DC.) Arcangeli (Plantaginaceae) in Ireland. Irish Naturalists' Journal 22: 441-443.

Apt, K.E. & Grossman, A.R. (1993). Characterization and transcript analysis of the major phycobiliprotein subunit genes from Aglaothamnion neglectum (Rhodophyta). Plant Molecular Biology 21(1): 27-38, 6 figs, 2 tables.

Asensi, A.O. (1973). Una especie de alga Phaeophyta nueva para Argentina: Myriogloia major spec. nov. y el resultado de su cultivo "in vitro". Darwiniana 18: 153-161.

Belcher, J.H. (1968). A morphological study of Pedinomonas major Korshikov. Nova Hedwigia 16: 131-139.

Bjørnland, T. & Tangen, K. (1979). Pigmentation and morphology of a marine Gyrodinium (Dinophyceae) with a major carotenoid different from peridinin and fucoxanthin. Journal of Phycology 15: 457-463.

Bornet, É. (1861). Notes sur le Phucagrostis major Cavol. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 8: 456-461.

Bornet, É. (1864). Recherches sur le Phucagrostis major Cavol. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique sér. 5, 1: 5-51, 1-11.

Boudouresque, C.-F., Meinesz, A., Ribera, M.A. & Ballesteros, E. (1995). Spread of the green alga Caulerpa taxifolia (Caulerpales, Chlorophyta) in the Mediterranean: possible consequences of a major ecological event. Sci. Mar. 59(Suppl. 1): 21-29, 1 fig.

Brook, A.J. (1959). Staurastrum pendulum var. pinguiforme Croasdale, fo. minor West; fo major fac. quadrata and S. micron var perpendiculatum nov. comb., desmids new to the British freshwater plankton. Nova Hedwigia 9: 157-162.

Brzezinski, M.A., Reed, D.C. & Amsler, C.D. (1993). Neutral lipids as major storage products in zoospores of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 29: 16 -23, 5 figs, 1 table.

Carignan, M.O. & Carreto, J.I. (2013). Characterization of mycosporine-serine-glycine methyl ester, a major mycosporine-like amino acid from dinoflagellates: a mass spectrometry study. Journal of Phycology 49(4): 680-688.

Cavalier-Smith, T. (2007). Evolution and relationships of algae: major branches of the tree of life. In: Unravelling the algae: the past, present, and future of algal systematics. The Systematics Association Special Volume Series, 75. (Brodie, J. & Lewis, J. Eds), pp. 21-55. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Cheng, T.-H. (1969). Production of kelp - a major aspect of China's exploitation of the sea. Economic Botany 23: 215-236.

Cole, K. & Sheath, R.G. (1980). Ultrastructural changes in major organelles during spermatial differentiation in Bangia (Rhodophyta). Protoplasma 102: 253-279.

Commission, European (1997). Major European marine research institutes and centres - Address list. pp. VI & 78. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

Cotton, D.C.F. & Caffrey, J. (2000). Curley waterweed Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss, in Ireland. Irish Naturalists' Journal 26: 327-328.

Daugbjerg, N., Hansen, G., Larsen, J. & Moestrup, Ø. (2000). Phylogeny of some of the major genera of dinoflagellates based on ultrastructure and partial LSU rDNA sequence data, including the erection of three new genera of unarmoured dinoflagellates. Phycologia 39: 302-317.

Dillon, L.S. (1963). A reclassification of the major groups of organisms based upon comparative cytology. Systematic Zoology 12: 71-83.

Doty, M.S. & Norris, J.N. (1985). Eucheuma species (Solieriaceae, Rhodophyta) that are major sources of carrageenan. In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. & Norris, J.N. Eds), pp. 47-61. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-011].

Feliz, J. (2008). Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss in East Donegal. Irish Naturalists' Journal 29: 54.

Friedman, A.L. & Alberte, R.S. (1987). Phylogenetic distribution of the major diatom light-harvesting pigment-protein determined by immunological methods. Journal of Phycology 23: 427-433.

Fujii, M.T., Cassano, V., Stein, E.M. & Carvalho, (2011). Overview of the taxonomy and of the major secondary metabolites and their biological activities related to human health of the Laurencia complex (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Pharmacology ??: ???-????.

Greenwood, J.G. (2002). Laying dates of blue tits Parus caeruleus and great tits Parus major in Belfast. Irish Naturalists' Journal 27: 125.

Greenwood, Julian G. (1998). Aspects of the breeding biology of great tits Parus major and blue tits Parus caeruleus in Belfast. Irish Naturalists' Journal 26: 99-103.

Groves, H. & Groves, J. (1906). On Characeae from Cape Peninsula collected by Major A.H.Wolley-Dod, R.A. Journal of the Linnean Society of London Botany 37: 285-287.

Grunow, A., Rüsing, M., Becker, B. & Melkonian, M. (1999). V-ATPase is a major component of the golgi complex in the scaly green flagellate Scherffelia dubia. Protist 150: 265-281, 11 figs.

Guiry, M.D. (1997). No stone unturned: Robert Lloyd Praeger and the major surveys. In: Nature in Ireland - A Scientific and Cultural History. (Foster, J.W. & Ross, H.C.G. Eds) London: Lilliput Press.

Halket, J.Mc., Lisboa, B.P. & Pinheiro-Joventino, F. (1976). The major sterols of Sargassum vulgare C. Agardh investigated by mass chromatography . Arq. Ciênc. Mar. 16(2): 117-122, fig. 1-5, tab. 1 (1977).

Holmgren, P.R., Hostetter, H.P. & Scholes, V.E. (1971). Ultrastructural observations of crosswalls in the blue-green alga Spirulina major. Journal of Phycology 7: 309-311, 4 figs.

Hou, Y., Ji, N., Zhang, H., Shi, X., Han, H. & Lin, S. (2019). Genome size-dependent PCNA gene copy number in dinoflagellates and molecular evidence of retroposition as a major evolutionary mechanism. Journal of Phycology 55(1): 37-46.

Jüttner, F. (1979). Nor-carotenoids as the major volatile excretion products of Cyanidium. Z. Naturforsch. 34: 186-191.

Kaska, D.D., Polne-Fuller, M. & Gibor, A. (1988). Developmental studies in Porphyra (Bangiophyceae). II. Characterization of the major lectin binding glycoproteins in differentiated regions of the Porphyra perforata thallus. Journal of Phycology 24: 102-107.

Katz, L.A., Grant, J., Parfrey L.W., Gant, A., O'Kelly C.J., Anderson, O.R., Molestina, R.E. & Nerad, T. (2011). Subulatomonas tetraspora nov. gen. nov. sp. is a member of a previously unrecognized major clade of eukaryotes. Protist 162(5): 762-773.

Klaveness, D. & Skulberg, O.M. (1982). The major pigment composition of different strains of Oscillatoria (Cyanophyta) recorded in vivo by a modified Shibata technique. Nordic Journal of Botany 2: 91-95.

Kropuenske, L.R., Mills, M.M., van Dijken, G.L, Alderkamp, A.-C., Berg, G.M., Robinso, D.H., Welschmeyer, N.A. & Arrigo, K.R. (2010). Stategies and rates of photoacclimation in two major Southern Ocean phytoplankton taxa: Phaeocystis antarctica (Haptophyta) and Fragilariopsis cylindricus (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1138-1151.

Kubitzki, K. & Gottlieb, O.R. (1984). Micromolecular patterns and the evolution and major classification of angiosperms. Taxon 33: 375-391.

Kühnemann, O. (1957). Hydrodictyon major Kühnemann, a new species. Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 7(1): 44-47.

Landymore, A.F. & Antia, N.J. (1978). White-light promoted degredation of leucopterin and related pteridines dissolved in seawater, with evidence for invlvement of complexation from major divalent cations of seawater. Mar. Chem. 6: 309-325.

Lüning, K. & Mortensen, L. (2015). European aquaculture of sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) for food industries: iodine content and epiphytic animals as major problems. Botanica Marina 58(6): 449-455.

MacIntyre, I.G., Goodbody, I., Rützler, K., Littler, D.S. & Littler, M.M. (2000). A general biological and geological survey of the rims of ponds in the major mangrove islands of the Pelican Cays, Belize. Atoll Research Bulletin 467: 14-44 & 3 plates (328-333).

Macintyre, I.G., I. Goodbody, K. Reutzler, D.S. Littler & Littler, M.M. (2000). A general biological and geological survey of the rims of ponds in the major mangrove islands of the Pelican Keys, Belize. Atoll Research Bulletin 467: 13-34, pls 1-3.

Maeda, M., Kuroda, K., Iriki, Y., Chihara, M., Nisizawa, K. & Miwa, T. (1966). Chemical nature of major cell wall constituents of Vaucheria and Dichotomosiphon with special reference to their phylogenetic positions. Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 79: 634-642.

Martínez, B. & Rico, J.M. (2002). Seasonal variations of P content and major N pools in Palmaria palmata (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 38: 1082-1089.

Medlin, L.K. & Kaczmarska, I. (2004). Evolution of the diatoms: V. Morphological and cytological support for the major clades and a taxonomic revision. Phycologia 43: 245-270.

Medlin, L.K. (2016). Evolution of the diatoms: major steps in their evolution and a review of the supporting molecular and morphological evidence. Phycologia 55(1): 79-103.

Medlin, L.K., Williams, D.M. & Sims, P.A. (1993). The evolution of the diatoms (Bacillariophyta). I. Origin of the group and assessment of the monophyly of its major divisions. European Journal of Phycology 28: 261-275, 22 figs, 3 tables.

Melkonian, M. (1983). Mesostigma, a key organism in the evolution of two major classes of green algae and related to the ancestry of land plants. British Phycological Journal 18: 206.

Mitchell-Innes, B.A. & Winter, A. (1987). Coccolithophores: a major phytoplankton component in mature upwelled waters off Cape Peninsula, South Africa in March, 1983. Marine Biology, Berlin 95: 25-30.

Miyashita, H., Adachi, K., Kurano, N., Ikemoto, H., Chihara, M. & Miyachi, S. (1997). Pigment composition of a novel oxygenic photosynthetic prokaryote containing chlorophyll d as the major chlorophyll. Plant and Cell Physiology 38(3): 274-281.

Miyashita, H., Ikemoto, H., Kurano, N., Adachi, K., Chihara, M. & Miyachi, S. (1996). Chlorophyll d as a major pigment. Nature (London) 382: 402 only.

Miyashita, H., Ikemoto, H., Kurano, N., Miyachi, S. & Chihara, M. (2003). Acaryochloris marina gen. et sp. nov. (Cyanobacteria), an oxygenic photosynthetic prokaryote containing chl d as a major pigment. Journal of Phycology 39: 1247-1253.

Mohanta, T.K., Pudake, R.N. & Bae, H. (2017). Genome-wide identification of major protein families of cyanobacteria and genomic insight into the circadian rhythm. European Journal of Phycology 52(2): 149-165.

Montagnes, D.J.S. & Lynn, D.H. (1991). Taxonomy of choreotrichs, the major marine planktonic ciliates with emphasis on the aloricate forms. Mar. Microb. Food Webs 5: 59-74.

Moran, J., Gormally, M.J. & Sheehy-Skeffington, M. (2003). Records of Panagaeus crux-major (L.) and Pterostichus aterrimus (Herbst) recorded on turloughs, in Cos Clare and Mayo. Irish Naturalists' Journal 27: 309-311.

Moran, J., Gormally, M.J. & Sheehy-Skeffington, M. (2003). Records of Panagaeus crux-major (L.) and Pterostichus aterrimus (Herbst) recorded on turloughs, in Cos Clare and Mayo. Irish Naturalists' Journal 27: 309-311.

Moss, B. (1979). Algal and other fossil evidence for major changes in Strumpshaw Broad, Norfolk, England in the last two centuries. British Phycological Journal 14: 263-283, 13 figs, 3 tables.

Nguyen, X.V., Holzmeyer, L. & Papenbrock, J. (2013). New record of the seagrass species Halophila major (Zoll.) Miquel in Vietnam: evidence from leaf morphology and ITS analysis. Botanica Marina 56(4): 313-321.

O'Sullivan, W.M. (1991). The distribution of otters Lutra lutra within a major Irish river system, the Munster Blackwater catchment, 1988-90. Irish Naturalists' Journal 23: 442-445.

Pardo, C., Peña, V., Bárbara, I., Valero, M. & Barreiro, R. (2015). Poster: A pioneer microsatellite study of clonality in a major maerl-forming species Phymatolithon calcareum (Rhodophyta) in Atlantic Europe. European Journal of Phycology 50 (S1): 128-128.

Parker, B.C. (1966). Translocation in Macrocystis. III. Composition of sieve tube exudate and identification of the major C14- labeled products. Journal of Phycology 2: 38-41, 1 table.

Peng, Y., Rioual, P., Jin, Z. & F.A.S.Sterrenburg (2016). Gyrosigma peisonis var. major var. nov., a new variety of Gyrosigma peisonis (Bacillariophyta) from Lake Qinghai, China. Phytotaxa 245(2): 119-128, 18 fig., 1 table.

Pesando, D., Lemee, R., Ferrua, C., Amade, P. & Giraud, J.-P. (1996). Effects of caulerpenyne, the major toxin from Caulerpa taxifolia on mechanisms related to sea urchin egg cleavage. Aquat. Toxicol. 35: 139-155.

Pringle, J.D. & Semple, R.E. (1983). A description of the major commercial Irish moss (Chondrus crispus Stackh.) beds off western Prince Edward Island. Canadian Manuscript Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1725 B3J 2S7: 1-117.

Rizzo, P.J., Choi, J. & Morris, R.L. (1984). The major histone-like protein from the nonphotosynthetic dinoflagellate Crypthecodinium cohnii (Pyrrophyta) is present in stationary phase cultures. Journal of Phycology 20: 95-100, 5 figs, 4 tables.

Sabina, H., Samreen, Choudhary, M.I. & Aliya, R. (2006). In vitro activity of some seaweeds against Leishmania major. International Journal of Phycology and Phycochemistry 2: 53-58.

Sanders, W,B., Pérez-Ortega, S., Nelsen, M.P., Lücking, R. & de los Ríos, A. (2016). Heveochlorella (Trebouxiophyceae): a little-known genus of unicellular green algae outside the Trebouxiales emerges unexpectedly as a major clade of lichen photobionts in foliicolous communities. Journal of Phycology 52(5): 840-853.

Schweiger, H.G., Berger, S., Kloppstech, K., Apel, K. & Schweiger, M. (1974). Some fine structures and biochemical features of Acetabularia major (Chlorophyta, Dasycladaceae) grown in the laboratory. Phycologia 13: 11-20, 17 figs, 5 tables.

Smith, J.H.C. (1963). The major and accessory pigments in photosynthesis. An. Rev. Pl. Physiol. 14: 181-224.

Sreenivasa, M.R. (1971). New fossil diatoms from Ontario. II. Achnanthes duthii sp. nov., Achnanthes undulatus sp. nov., and Neidrum distincte-punctatum Hustedt var. major var. nov. Phycologia 10: 79-82, 4 figs.

Stiller, J.W., Perry, J., Rymarquis, L.A., Accerbi, M., Green, P.J., Prochnik, S., Lindquist, E., Chan, C.X., Yarish, C., Lin., S., Zhuang, Y., Blouin, N.A. & Brawley, S.H. (2012). Major developmental regulators and their expression in two closely related species of Porphyra (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 48(4): 883-896.

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Tribollet, A., Langdon, C., Golubic, S. & Atkinson, M. (2006). Endolithic microflora are major primary producers in dead carbonate substrates of Hawaiian coral reefs. Journal of Phycology 42: 292-303.

Vairappan, C.S., Chung, C.S., Hurtado, A.Q., Soya, F.E., Lhonneur, G.B. & Critchley, A. (2009). Distribution and symptoms of epiphyte infection in major carrageenophyte-producing farms. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 19: 27-33, 3 figs, 1 table.

Valeem, E.E. & Haque, S. (2007). The oligodynamic activity of lead against Anabaena doliolum and Spirulina major. International Journal of Phycology and Phycochemistry 3(2): 169-172.

Walker, D.I. & McComb, A.J. (1985). Decomposition of leaves from Amphibolis antarcita (Labill.) Sonder et Aschers. and Posidonia australis Hook. f. the major seagrass species of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Botanica Marina 28: 407-413.

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Wynne, M.J. (2003). Leveillea major sp. nov. (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Sultanate of Oman. Botanica Marina 46: 357-365.

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Zuljevic, A., Kaleb, S., Peña, V., Despalatovic, I., Cvitkovic, I., De Clerck, O., Le Gall, L., Falace, A., Vita, F., Braga, J.C. & Antolic, B. (2016). First freshwater coralline alga and the role of local features in a major biome transition. Scientific Reports 6(19642): 1-12, 7 figs.

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