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Eucheuma cottonii Weber Bosse 1913

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Solieriaceae
Genus Eucheuma


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Eucheuma cottonii Weber Bosse
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Publication details
Eucheuma cottonii Weber Bosse 1913: 115, pl. 12: fig. 2

Published in: Weber-van Bosse, A. (1913). Marine algae. Rhodophyceae, of the "Sealark" Expedition, collected by Mr. J. Stanley Gardiner, M.A.. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Second Series, Botany 8: 105-142, 1 fig, pls 12-14.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Eucheuma is Eucheuma spinosum J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Kappaphycus alvarezii (Doty) L.M.Liao

Type information
Lectotype locality: Saya de Malha in the Indian Ocean north of Mauritius (Doty 1988: 177). Lectotype: Stanley Gardiner; In 26 fathoms of water. Leiden Herbarium 938.316-220 (Doty 1988: 177). Notes: An isotype is deposited in the British Museum.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Usage notes
Biomass wastes have good potential as renewable filler material (Jumaidin et al., 2017). - (23 Aug 2017) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Liao, L.M. (1996). Validation of names transferred to Kappaphycus Doty from Eucheuma J. Agardh (Rhodophyta: Solieriaceae). The Philippine Journal of Science 125(2): 158-160, no figs.

Key references
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].

Doty, M.S. (1988). Podromus ad systematica Eucheumatoideorum: a tribe of commercial seaweeds related to Eucheuma (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of economic seaweeds with reference to some Pacific and Caribbean species. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 159-207. La Jolla: California Sea Grant College Program [Report T-CSGCP-018].

Created: 19 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 30 June 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Adna, H. & Porse, H. (1987). Culture of Eucheuma cottonii and Eucheuma spinosum in Indonesia. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 12: 355-358.
Adnan, H. & Porse, H. (1987). Culture of Eucheuma cottonii and Eucheuma spinosum in Indonesia. Hydrobiologia 151/152: 355-358, 2 figs, 3 tables.
Bellion, C., Hamer, G.K. & Yaphe, W. (1982). The degradation of Eucheuma spinosum and Eucheuma cottonii carrageenans by i-carrageenanses and k-carrageenases from marine bacteria. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 28: 874-880.
Jumaidin, R., Sapuan, S.M., Jawaid, M., Ishak, M.R. & Sahari, J. (2017). Characteristics of Eucheuma cottonii waste from East Malaysis: physical, thermal and chemical composition. European Journal of Phycology 52(2): 200-207.
Lawson, C.J., Rees, D.A., Stancioff, D.J. & Stanley, N.F. (1973). Carrageenans Part VIII. Repeating structures of galactan sulphates from Furcellaria fastigiata, Gigartina canaliculata, G. chamissoi, G. atropurpurea, Ahnfeltia durvillaei, Gymnogongrus furcellatus, Eucheuma cottonii, E. spinosum, E. isiforme, E. uncinatum, Aghardiella tenera, Pachymenia hymantophora, and Gloiopeltis cervicornis. J Chem Soc : 2177-2182.
Sutton (1986). Current prospects for the farming of the alga Eucheuma "cottonii" in the semporna area. : .

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