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Fucus gardneri P.C.Silva

Publication details
Fucus gardneri P.C.Silva 1953: 227

Published in: Silva, P.C. (1953). The identity of certain Fuci of Esper. Wasmann Journal of Biology 11: 221-232.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fucus is Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fucus distichus Linnaeus

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Powell (1957) listed Fucus gardneri as a synonym of Fucus distichus L. and Serrão et al. (1999) considered that these two species are very closely related. Field studies by Silva (1979: 333) led him to conclude that the two species are distinct.

Gabrielson, Widdowson & Lindstrom (2006: 74, footnote) comment: "There is growing evidence to use the name Fucus distichus subsp. evanescens for the common Fucus in the NE Pacific instead of F. gardneri. Japanese workers have used the name Fucus distichus subsp. evanescens for some time (Yoshida et al. 1990, pp. 283-284). Serrão et al. (1999) have shown that the Atlantic and Pacific populations are genetically very similar. Indeed, there may be doubt that the Pacific populations of Fucus distichus even merit the distinction of a separate subspecies (Jeanine Olsen, pers. com. to SCL). On the other hand, Atlantic and Pacific populations of Fucus distichus appear to have distinctly different ecological proferences, leading Silva (1979, pp. 338) to favour retention of the name F. gardneri." See also Gabrielson, Lindstrom & O'Kelly (2012: 68, footnote). - (4 Aug 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Fucus gardneri P.C.Silva)
English: Popweed (Garza 2005).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Gabrielson, P.W., Lindstrom, S.C. & O'Kelly, C.J. (2012). Keys to the seaweeds and seagrasses of Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Phycological Contribution No. 8. pp. [i]-iv, 1-192. Hillsborough, North Carolina: PhycoID.

Key references
Braune, W. (2008). Meeresalgen. Ein Farbbildführer zu den verbreiteten benthischen Grün- Braun- und Rotalgen der Weltmeere. pp. [1]-596, pls 1-266 (colour photographs). Ruggell: A.R.G. Gantner Verlag.

Gabrielson, P.W., Widdowson, T.B. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2004). Keys to the seaweeds and seagrasses of Oregon and California. Phycological Contribution 6: [i]-iv, 1-181.

Powell, H.T. (1957). Studies in the genus Fucus L. I. Fucus distichus L. emend. Powell. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 36: 407-432.

Serrão, E.A., Alice, L.A. & Brawley, S.H. (1999). Evolution of the Fucaceae (Phaeophyceae) inferred from nrDNA-ITS. Journal of Phycology 35: 382-394, 5 figs, 4 tables.

Silva, P.C. (1979). The benthic algal flora of central San Francisco Bay. In: San Francisco Bay: the Urbanized Estuary. (Conomos, T.J. Eds), pp. 287-345. San Francisco: Pacific Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Created: 12 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 May 2012 by M.D. Guiry

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

Henry, B.E. & Van Alstyne, K.L. (2004). Effects of UV radiation on growth and phlorotannins in Fucus gardneri (Phaeophyceae) juveniles and embryos (Note). Journal of Phycology 40: 527-533.
Hurd, C.L., Berges, J.A., Osborne, J. & Harrison, P.J. (1995). An in vitro nitrate reductase assay for marine macroalgae: optimization and characterization of the enzyme for Fucus gardneri (Phaeophyta). Journal of Phycology 31: 835-843, 4 figs, 1 table.
Hurd, C.L., Berges, J.A., Osborne, J. & Harrison, P.J. (1996). Corrigendum: An in vitro nitrate reductase assay for marine microalgae: Optimization and characterization of the enzyme for Fucus gardneri: (Phaeophyta). (Vol. 31:835-43).. Journal of Phycology 32: 1094.
Stekoll, M. S. & Deysher, L. (1996). Recolonization and restoration of upper intertidal Fucus gardneri (Fucales, Phaeophyta) following the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 15: 311-316.
Stekoll, M.S. & Deysher, L. (1996). Recolonization and restoration of upper intertidal Fucus gardneri (Fucales, Phaeophyta) following the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Hydrobiologia 326/327: 311-316.
van Tamelen, P.G. & Stekoll, M.S. (1996). Population response of the brown alga Fucus gardneri and other algae on Herring Bay, Prince William Sound to the Exxon Valdez oil spill. In: Exxon Valdez oil spill symposium proceedings. (Rice, S.D., Spies, R.B., Wolfe, D.A. & Wright, B.A. Eds) Vol.18, pp. 193-211.

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Michael Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 December 2018.

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