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Brassicophycus Draisma, Ballesteros, F.Rousseau & T.Thibaut, 2010

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae

Holotype species: Brassicophycus brassicaeformis (Kützing) Draisma, Ballesteros, F.Rousseau & T.Thibaut

Original publication and holotype designation: Draisma, S.G.A., Ballesteros, E., Rousseau, F. & Thibaut, T. (2010). DNA sequence data demonstrate the polyphyly of the genus Cystoseira and other Sargassaceae genera (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1329-1345.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Silberfeld, T., Rousseau, F. & Reviers, B. de (2014). An updated classification of brown algae (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 117-156.

Description: Plants with many terete erect axes and bilaterally, alternately arising branches. Branches become terminally modified into siliqua-shaped receptacles. Unisexual conceptacles in two rows on the margins of the flattened receptacles. Perennial holdfast is a spreading rhizome that forms large mats.

Information contributed by: Original description.. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 21 Jun 2014 by M.D. Guiry.

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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

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