Macrocystis laevis C.H.
Macrocystis laevis C.H.Hay 1986
Original publication: Hay, C.H. (1986). A new species of Macrocystis (C. Ag.) (Phaeophyta) from Marion Island, southern Indian Ocean. Phycologia 25: 241-252.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), smooth, free from uneveness, hairs or roughness (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Source of synonymy
Demes, K.W, Graham, M.H. & Suskiewicz, T.S. (2009). Phenotypic plasticity reconciles incongruous molecular and morphological taxonomies: the giant kelp, Macrocystis (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae), is a monospecific genus (note). Journal of Phycology 45(6): 1266-1269.
Macaya, E.C. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2010). DNA barcoding and genetic divergence in the giant kelp Macrocystis (Laminariales). Journal of Phycology 46(4): 736-742.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Macrocystis&species=laevis
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Macrocystis&Species=laevis
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 September 2010 by Wendy Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Aguilar-Rosas, R., Marcos-Ramirez, R., Caceres-Rubio, C.F. & McPeak, R.H. (2003). New record of Macrocystis laevis Hay (Laminariales, Phaeophyta) on the Pacific coast of Chile. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 17: 337-340.
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Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 December 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.