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Ulva prolifera O.F.Müller

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Ulvales
Family Ulvaceae
Genus Ulva

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Ulva prolifera O.F.Müller
recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya. Foto: Ángel Moreira..

Ulva prolifera O.F.Müller
Peter the Great Bay, Russia. 28 Mar 2012. Oksana Belous. © Oksana Belous (ksu_bio@mail.ru).

Ulva prolifera O.F.Müller
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

 

Lenormandia muelleri Sonder

Ulva prolifera O.F.Müller Peter the Great Bay, Russia
© Oksana Belous (ksu_bio@mail.ru)

Publication details
Ulva prolifera O.F.Müller 1778: 7, pl. DCCLXIII [763]: fig. 1

Published in: Müller, O.F. (1778). Flroa danica. Vol. 5, fasc. 13 pp. 8, Plates 721-780. Havniae [Copenhagen].

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ulva is Ulva lactuca Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva enteromorpha f. prolifera (O.F.Müller) Van Heurck
Ulva compressa var. prolifera (O.F.Müller) C.Agardh 1823
Enteromorpha compressa var. prolifera (O.F.Müller) Greville 1830
Enteromorpha prolifera (O.F.Müller) J.Agardh 1883

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Enteromorpha salina Kützing 1845
Enteromorpha salina var. polyclados Kützing 1845
Enteromorpha compressa var. trichodes Kützing 1845
Enteromorpha polyclados (Kützing) Kützing 1856

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite Enteromorpha torta (Mert.) Reinb. as a synonym of this species.

Distributional notes
Results of studies carried out by O'Kelly et al. (2010) suggest that Ulva populations in tropical and subtropical regions consist of species that are largely unique to these areas, for which the application of names based on types from temperate and boreal European and North American waters is inappropriate. - (1 Sep 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Usually in marine and brackish waters. However, it has been reported from freshwater pools and salt marshes, as well. Molecular data indicates that freshwater samples are genetically distinct from the marine/brackish polulations (Shimada et al. 2008). - (15 Mar 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Enteromorpha prolifera (O.F.Müller) J.Agardh)
Chinese: Tai-tiao (Arasaki & Arasaki 1983).

Hawaiian: Limu 'Ele'ele, Hulu'ilio (Abbott 1984).

Japanese: Suji-awnori (Tokida 1954), Suji-aonori (Arasaki & Arasaki 1983).

Swedish: Spretig tarmalg (Tolstoy & Österlund 2003).

Type information
Type locality: "U. p. tubulosa simplex teres, adultior compressiuscula. In fossa ad Nebbelund Lalandiae" [Lolland, Denmark] Notes: Womersley (1984; 156, 157) reports that the type is from Lolland, Denmark and that it has been lost. Lolland Island, Denmark (O'Kelly et al. 2010).

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Key references
Bae, H.B. (2010). Ulotrichales, Ulvales. In: Algal flora of Korea. Volume 1, Number 1. Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae: Ulotrichales, Ulvales, Cladophorales, Bryopsidales. Marine green algae. (Bae, E.H., Kim, H.-S., Kwon, C.-J., Hwang, I.-K., Kiim, G.H. & Klochkova, T.A. Eds), pp. 7-52. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.

Burova, O.V., Tsarenko, P.M., Kovalenko, O.V., Mikhailyuk, T.I., Petlovany, O.A., Lilitska, G.G. & Bilous, O.P. (2011). Ulvophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 20-61. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Hayden, H.S. & Waaland, J.R. (2004). A molecular systematic study of Ulva (Ulvaceae, Ulvales) from the northeast Pacific. Phycologia 43: 364-382.

Heesch, S., Broom, J.E.S., Neill, K.F., Farr, T.J., Dalen, J.L. & Nelson, W.A. (2009). Ulva, Umbraulva and Gemina: genetic survey of New Zealand taxa reveals diversity and introduced species. European Journal of Phycology 44(2): 143-154, 2 figs, 4 tables.

Kirkendale, L., Saunders, G.W. & Winberg, P. (2013). A molecular survey of Ulva (Chlorophyta) in temperate Australia reveals enhanced levels of cosmopolitanism. Journal of Phycology 49(1): 69-81.

Leliaert F., Zhang X., Ye N., Malta E.J., Engelen A.E., Mineur F., Verbruggen H. & De Clerck O. (2009). Identity of the Qingdao algal bloom. Phycological Research 57: 147-151.

Lindeberg, M.R. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2010). Field guide to the seaweeds of Alaska. pp. [i-]iii-iv, 1-188, numerous col. photographs. Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant College Program.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Ogawa, T., Ohki, K. & Kamiya, M. (2013). Differences of spatial distribution and seasonal succession among Ulva species (Ulvophyceae) across salinity gradients. Phycolgia 52(6): 637-651.

Pedroche, F.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota. pp. i-viii, 17-146. Ensenada, México: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Sfriso, A. (2011). Chlorophyta multicellulari e fanerogame acquatiche. Ambiente di transizione italiani e litorali adiacenti. pp. [1]-318, pls 1-94. Bologna: Arpa Emilia-Romagna.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Škaloud, P., Rindi, F., Boedeker, C. & Leliaert, F. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater flora of central Europe. Bd 13. Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae (Krienitz, L. ed.). pp. [i]-vii, [1]-288, 182 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

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Guo, Y., Wang, H.Z., Wu, C.H., Fu, H.H. & Jiang, P. (2017). Cloning and characterization of nitrate reductase gene in Ulva prolifera (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 53(5): 1035-1043.
Huan, L., Gu, W., Gao, S. & Wang, G. (2016). Photosynthetic activity and proteomic analysis highlights the utilization of atmospheric CO2 by Ulva prolifera (Chlorophyta) for rapid growth. Journal of Phycology 52(6): 1104-1113.

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