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Gracilaria sordida W.A.Nelson 1987

Publication details
Gracilaria sordida W.A.Nelson 1987: 90, figs 6-9

Published in: Nelson, W.A. (1987). The New Zealand species of Gracilaria Greville (Rhodophyta, Gigartinales). New Zealand Journal of Botany 25: 87-98.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Gracilaria is Gracilaria compressa (C.Agardh) Greville.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Agarophyton chilense (C.J.Bird, McLachlan et E.C.Oliveira) Gurgel, J.N.Norris et Fredericq

Type information
Type locality: New Zealand; North Island; Pauatahanui Inlet, Porirua Harbour, Wellington (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: 28.viii.1984; WELT A14824 (Index Nominum Algarum

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Byrne, K., Zuccarello, G.C., West, J., Liao, M.-L. & Kraft, G.T. (2002). Gracilaria species (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta) from southeastern Australia, including a new species, Gracilaria perplexa sp. nov.: Morphology, molecular relationships and agar content. Phycological Research 50(4): 295-312.

Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. pp. [1]-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study with assistance from the State Herbarium of South Australia.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 09 July 2020 by G.M. Guiry

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Bird, C.J., Nelson, W.A., Rice, E.L., Ryan, K.G. & Villemur, R. (1990). A critical comparison of Gracilaria chilensis and G. sordida (Rhodophyta, Gracilariales). Journal of Applied Phycology 2: 375-382.
Christeller, J.T. & Laing, W.A. (1989). The effect of environment on the agar yield and gel characteristics of Gracilaria sordida Nelson (Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 32: 447-455.
Ekman, P. & Pedersen, M. (1990). The influence of photon irradiance, day length, dark treatment, temperature, and growth rate on the agar composition of Gracilaria sordida W. Nelson and Gracilaria verrucosa (Hudson) Papenfuss (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 33: 483-495.
Ekman, P., Yu, S.K. & Pedersén, M. (1991). Effects of altered salinity, darkness and algal nutrient status on floridoside and starch content, alpha-galactosidase activity and agar yield of cultivated Gracilaria sordida. British Phycological Journal 26: 123-131, 1 fig, 3 tables.
Holmes, M.A., Brown, M.T., Loutit, M.W. & Ryan, K. (1991). The involvement of epiphytic bacteria in Zinc concentration by the red alga Gracilaria sordida. Mar Environ Res 31(1): 55-67.
Laing, W.A., Christeller, J.T. & Terzaghi, B.E. (1989). The effect of temperature, photon flux density and nitrogen on growth of Gracilaria sordida Nelson (rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 32: 439-445.
Nelson, W.A. (1989). Phenology of Gracilaria sordida W. Nelson populations. Reproductive status, plant and population size. Botanica Marina 32: 41-51.
Pickering, T. D., Gordon, M. E. & Tong, L. J. (1990). Seasonal growth, density, reproductive phenology and agar quality of Gracilaria sordida (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) at Mokomoko Inlet, New Zealand. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 13: 253-262.
Pickering, T.D., Gordon, M.E. & Tong, L.T. (1990). Seasonal growth, density, reproductive phenology and agar quality of Gracilaria sordida (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) at Mokomoko Inlet, New Zealand. Hydrobiologia 204/205: 254-264.
Yu, S. & Pedersen, M. (1990). The effect of salinity changes on the activity of a-Galactosidase of the red algae Gracilaria sordida & G. tenuistipitata. Botanica Marina 33: 385-391.
Yu, S. & Pedersén, M. (1990). The effect of salinity changes on the activity of alpha-Galactosidase of the red algae Gracilaria sordida and G. tenuisitipitata. Botanica Marina 33: 385-391.
Yu, S. & Pedersen, M. (1990). The G.A-galactosidase of Gracilaria tenuistipitata and G. sordida (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 29: 454-460.
Yu, S. & Pedersen, M. (1991). Purification and properties of alpha-1,4-glucan phosphorylase from the red seaweed Gracilaria sordida (Gracilariales). Physiol Plant 81(2): 149-155.

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