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Laminaria angustata Kjellman 1885

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Laminariales
Family Laminariaceae
Genus Laminaria


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Laminaria angustata Kjellman
Hokkaido, Japan; plant drying for use as human food. M. Ohno. © Masao Ohno (mohno@cc.kochi-u.ac.jp).


Publication details
Laminaria angustata Kjellman in Kjellman & Petersen 1885: 266

Published in: Kjellman, F.R. & Petersen, J.V. (1885). Om Japans Laminariaceer. 4: [257]-280, pls. 10-11, 1 table. [in Swedish]
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Laminaria is Laminaria digitata (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Saccharina angustata (Kjellman) C.E.Lane, C.Mayes, Druehl & G.W.Saunders

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), narrowed (Sreenivasa Rao 1965).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Laminaria angustata Kjellman)
Chinese: Hai Dai, Hai Tai, Kunpu (Madlener 1977).

English: Tender Kombu, Shreaded kombu (Chapman & Chapman 1980).

Japanese: Mitsuishi-Kombu, Sopaushi, Shiohoshi-Kombu, Urakawa-Kombu, Shamani Kombu, Tokachi-Kombu, Dashi-Kombu, Mizu-Kombu (Madlener 1977).

Common names used in commerce, often for edible algae
mitsuishi-konbu {Jap}; "tangle, narrow-leaved"

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Source of current name
Lane, C.E., Mayes, C., Druehl, L.D. & Saunders, G.W. (2006). A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) supports substantial taxonomic re-organization. Journal of Phycology 42: 493-512.

Key references
Druehl, L.D., Collins, J.D., Lane, C.E. & Saunders, G.W. (2005). An evaluation of methods used to assess intergeneric hybridization in kelp using Pacific Laminariales (Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 41: 250-262.

Created: 15 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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Boonprab, K, Matsui, K., Akakabe, Y., Yoshida, M., Yotsukura, N., Chirapart, A. & Kajiwara, T. (2007). Formation of aldehyde flavor (n-hexanal, 3Z-nonenal and 2E-nonenal) in the brown alga Laminaria angustata. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 18: 183-186.
Kitamura, K., Matsuo, M. & Yasui, T. (1991). Fucoidan from brown seaweed Laminaria angustata var. longissima. Agr Biol Chem Tokyo 55(2): 615-616.
Motomura, T. & Sakai, Y. (1984). Ultrastructural studies of gametogenesis in Laminaria angustata (Laminariales, Phaeophyta) regulated by iron concentration in the medium. Phycologia 23: 331-343, 30 figs.
Motomura, T. & Sakai, Y. (1988). The occurrence of flagellated eggs in Laminaria angustata (Phaeophyta, Laminariales). Journal of Phycology 24: 282-285.
Motomura, T. (1989). Ultrastructural study of sperm in Laminaria angustata (Laminariales, Phaeophyta), especially on the flagellar apparatus. Japanese Journal of Phycology 37: 105-116.
Motomura, T. (1990). Ultrastructure of fertilization in Laminaria angustata (Phaeophyta, Laminariales) with emphasis on the behavior of centrioles, mitochondria and chloroplasts of the sperm. Journal of Phycology 26: 80-89, 42 figs.
Motomura, T. (1990). Ultrastructure of fertilization in Laminaria angustata (Phaeophyta, Laminariales) with emphasis on the behaviour of centrioles, mitochondria and chloroplasts of the sperm. Journal of Phycology 26: 80-89.
Motomura, T. (1991). Immunofluorescence microscopy of fertilization and parthenogenesis in Laminaria angustata (Phaeophyta). Journal of Phycology 27: 248-257.
Motomura, T. (1993). Ultrastructural and immunoflorescence studies of zoosporgenesis in Laminaria angustata. Scientific Papers of the Institute of Algological Research, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 9(1): 1-32.
Okamura, K. & Ueda, S. (1925). On Laminaria angustata Kjellm. and L. longissima Miyabe. Journal of the Imperial Fisheries Institute, Tokyo 21(2): 20-25.
Petrov, Y.E. & Sukhovejeva, M.V. (1972). [Laminaria angustata Kjellm. at the coasts of Primorkii Region]. Novosti Sistematiki Nizshikh Rastenii (Novitates Systematicae Plantarum non Vascularium) 9: 44-47.
Saga, N. & Sakai, Y. (1983). Axenic tissue culture and callus formation of the marine brown alga Laminaria angustata. Bulletin of the Japanese Society of Scientific Fisheries 49: 1561-1563.
Shinohara, M., Nishida, R., Nishizawa, M., Bando, H. & Motomura, T. (2000). Guluronate content of alginate in Laminaria japonica and Laminaria angustata fronds in laboratory culture. Phycological Research 48: 91-94.
Yabu, H. (1965). Nuclear division in the zoosporangium of Laminaria angustata var. longissima Miyabe, and Kjellmaniella gyrata (Kjellm.) Miyabe. Bulletin of the Faculty of Fisheries Hokkaido University 15: 205-206.

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