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Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann 1938

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Cladophorales
Family Siphonocladaceae
Genus Boergesenia


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Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Little Turtle Island, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 0.5 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 0.5 m deep. Hideki Yukihira. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Nth Turtle Island, off Port Hedland, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Tanzania. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann
Barrow Island, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann


Caloneis undulata (W.Gregory) Krammer

Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann Little Turtle Island, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann 1938: 1503

Published in: Feldmann, J. (1938). Sur un nouveau genre de Siphonocladacées. Compte Rendu Hebdomadaire des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences. Paris. 206: 1503-1504.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Boergesenia.

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

Valonia forbesii Harvey

Type information
Syntype localities: "Loo Choo Islands. (Also Ceylon.)" [Ryukyu-retto, Japan; Sri Lanka] (Harvey 1860: 333). Type: C. Wright; TCD (Lipkin & Silva 2002: 57). Notes: Syntype localities: Ryukyu-retto, Japan; Sri Lanka (Silva et al 1996). Kotosho (Hung-t'ou), Taiwan; Harv. Alg. Ceylon Exsicc. no. 95, TCD.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Valonia forbesii Harvey 1860
Pseudovalonia forbesii (Harvey) Iyengar 1938

Habitat notes
Lower intertidal (Lipkin & Silva 2002). - (17 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Ballantine D.L., Ohba, H., Lozada-Troche, C. & Ruiz, H. (2011). Boergesenia parvula sp. nov. (Siphonocladales) from the Tropical Westertn Atlantic. Cryptogamie Algologie 32(4): 327-336.

Ballantine, D.L., Ruiz, H. & Aponte, N.E. (2009). Notes on the benthic marine algae of Puerto Rico. IX. Additions to the flora including reports of three species for the first time in the Atlantic Ocean. Botanica Marina 52(3): 229-235, 13 figs.

Huisman, J.M. & Leliaert, F. (2015). Cladophorales. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 32-67. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2004). Crystalline cell inclusions: a new diagnostic character in the Cladophorophyceae (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 189-203.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2004). New records and notes on marine benthic algae of American Samoa - Chlorophyta & Phaeophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 291-312.

Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.

Trono, G.C., Jr (1997). Field guide and atlas of the seaweed resourves of the Philippines. pp. [i]-xx.[1]-306, 168 figs. Makati City, The Philippines: Bookmark, Inc..

Created: 08 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 03 March 2021 by M.D. Guiry

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Enomoto, S. & Hirose, H. (1972). Culture studies on artifically induced aplanospores and their development in the marine alga Boergesenia forbesii (Harvey) Feldmann (Chlorophyceae, Siphonocladales). Phycologia 11: 119-122.
Itoh, T., Legge, R.L., Brown, R. & Malcolm, Jr (1986). The effects of selected inhibitors on cellulose microfibril assembly in Boergesenia forbesii (Chlorophyta) protoplasts. Journal of Phycology 22: 224-233.
Mizuta, S. & Harada, T. (1991). Formation of cellulose microfibrils on an isolated plasma membrane of the coenocytic green alga, Boergesenia forbesii. Botanica Marina 34: 411-415, 8 figs.
Mizuta, S. (1985). Evidence for the regulation of the shift in cellulose microfibril orientation in freeze-fractured plasma membrane of Boergesenia forbesii. Plant Cell Physiology 26: 53-62.
Motomura, T. (1996). Cell cycle analysis in a multinucleate green alga, Boergesenia forbesii (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Phycological Research 44(1): 11-17.
Motomura, T., Nagasato, C., Komeda, Y. & Okuda, K. (2001). Transient localization of gamma-tubulin around the centrioles in the nuclear division of Boergesenia forbesii (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 37: 783-792.
Patel, R.J. & Gajaria, S.C. (1978). Some observation on Boergesenia forbesii (Harv.) Feldm. from Gujarat, India. In: Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth Indian Science Congress, Ahmedabad, 1978. Part III. Abstracts. Group C. ( Eds), pp. p 6. Calcutta:
Singh, S.J. & Chowdary, Y.B.K. (1975). Cytological observations on the material of Boergesenia forbesii (Harv.) Feldmann from the south and west coast of India. Hydrobiologia 47: 469-474, 7 figs, 1 table.

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