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Fucus serratus Linnaeus 1753

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Fucaceae
Genus Fucus


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Fucus serratus Linnaeus
Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland. 19 Jun 2020. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry.

Fucus serratus Linnaeus
lower intertidal, Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2016. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Fucus serratus Linnaeus
Fucus serratus, Ría de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Fucus serratus Linnaeus
Fucus serratus, Ría de A. Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara" . Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Fucus serratus Linnaeus
Fucus guiryi, North of Portugal, 2013, Ignacio Bárbara. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Fucus serratus Linnaeus
Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2012. 01 Jan 0001. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Fucus serratus Linnaeus
receptacles; Ría de A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 2012. 01 Jan 0001. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

Fucus serratus Linnaeus
Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland. 17 May 2011. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Fucus serratus Linnaeus
Zeeland delta, Netherlands. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Fucus serratus Linnaeus
Scotland, Oban area east coast. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

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Gracilaria simplex (A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp) A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp

Fucus serratus Linnaeus Finavarra, Co. Clare, Ireland
© M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Fucus serratus Linnaeus 1753: 1158

Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.
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Publication date: 1 May 1753

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

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

Type information
Type locality: "Oceano" (Silva & al. 1996: 902). Type: LINN?

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), serrated, saw-edged with teeth pointing forwards (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Halidrys serrata (Linnaeus) Stackhouse 1809
Virsodes serratum (Linnaeus) Kuntze 1891

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus serratus var. latifolius Turner 1809
Fucus serratus var. integer Turner 1809
Fucus serratus var. angustifolius Stackhouse 1816
Fucus serratus var. integerrimus C.Agardh 1820
Fucus serratus var. arcticus J.Agardh 1868
Fucus serratus f. arcticus (J.Agardh) Kjellman 1880
Fucus serratus f. abbreviatus Kjellman 1883
Fucus serratus f. angustus Kjellman 1883
Fucus serratus f. grandifrons Kjellman 1883
Fucus serratus var. lacinatus Greville 1890
Fucus serratus f. elongatus Kjellman 1890
Fucus serratus f. laciniatus Kjellman 1890
Fucus serratus f. typicus Kjellman 1890

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: nominal forma requires autonymic epithet. - (30 Jul 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Fucus serratus Linnaeus)
English: Serrated wrack (Anonymous 1978), Saw Wrack, Toothed Wrack (Anon. 2000).

Gaeilge: Míoránach (Anonymous 1978), Dúlamán, Múrach dhubh (Anon. 2000).

Swedish: Sågtång (Tolstoy & Österlund 2003).

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Key references
Brawley, S.H., Coyer, J.A., Blakeslee, A.M., Hoarau G., Johnson, L.E., Byers, J.E., Stam, W.T., & Olsen J.L. (2009). Historical invasions of the intertidal zone of Atlantic North America associated with distinctive patterns of trade and emigration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106: 8239-8244.

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.

De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Loiseaux-de Goër, S. & Noailles, M.-C. (2008). Algues de Roscoff. pp. [1]-215, col. figs. Roscoff: Editions de la Station Biologique de Roscoff.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, 109 pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Mathieson, A.C., Pederson, J.R., Neefus, C.D., Dawes, C.J. & Bray, T.L. (2008). Multiple assessments of introduced seaweeds in the Northwest Atlantic. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65: 730–741.. ICES Journal of Marine Science 65: 730-741, 5 figs.

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 2 Brunalger (Phaeophyceae) og Grønalger (Chlorophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 8: [1]-476, col. figs and distributional maps.

Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.

Zinova, A.D. (1967). Opredelitel' zelenykh, burykh i krasnykh vodorosley yuzhnykh morey SSSR [Manual for identification of the green, brown and red algae of the southern seas of the USSR]. pp. 224, 222 figures. Moscow & Leningrad: Izdatel'stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR. [in Russian]

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Berkaloff, C., Duval, J.C., Hauswirth, N. & Rousseau, B. (1983). Freeze fracture study of thylakoids of Fucus serratus. Journal of Phycology 19: 96-100, 4 figs.
Bird, N.L., Chen, L.C.-M. & McLachlan, J. (1979). Effects of temperature, light and salinity on growth in culture of Chondrus crispus, Furcellaria lumbricalis, Gracilaria tikvahiae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) and Fucus serratus (Fucales, Phaeophyta). Botanica Marina 22: 521-527.
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Bolwell, G.P., Callow, J.A., Callow, M.E. & Evans, L.V. (1979). Fertilization in brown algae. II. Evidence for lectin-sensitive complementary receptors involved in gamete recognition in Fucus serratus. J. Cell Sci. 36: 19-30.
Brenchley, J.L., Raven, J.A. & Johnston, A.M. (1998). Carbon and nitrogen allocation patterns in two intertidal fucoids: Fucus serratus and Humanthalia elongata (Phaeophyta). European Journal of Phycology 33: 307-313, 5 figs.
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Caron, L., Dubacq, J.P., Berkaloff, C. & Jupin, H. (1985). Subchloroplast fractions from the brown alga Fucus serratus: phophatidylglycerol contents. Plant Cell Physiology 26: 131-139.
Chapman, A.S. & Fletcher, R.L. (2002). Differential effects of sediments on survival and growth of Fucus serratus embryos (Fucales, Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 38: 894-903.
Coyer, J.A., Hoarou, G., Skage, M., Stam, W.T. & Olsen, J.L. (2006). Origin of Fucus serratus (Heterokontophyta: Fucaceae) populations in Iceland and the Faroes: a microsatellite-based assessment. European Journal of Phycology 41: 235-246.
Creed, J.C., Norton, T.A. & Harding, S.P. (1996). The development of size structure in a young Fucus serratus population. European Journal of Phycology 31: 203-209, 4 figs, 4 tables.
Diouris, M. (1989). Long-distance transport pf 14C-labelled assimilates in the Fucales: nature of translocated substances in Fucus serratus. Phycologia 28: 504-511.
Edelstein, T., Greenwell, M., Bird, C.J. & McLachlan, J. (1971). Investigations of the marine algae of Nova Scotia. X. Distribution of Fucus serratus L. and some other species of Fucus in the Maritime Provinces. Proc. N. S. Inst. Sci. 27: 33-42.
Edelstein, T., Greenwell, M., Bird, C.J. & McLachlan, J. (1972). Investigations of the marine algae of Nova Scotia. X. Distribution of Fucus serratus L. and some other species of Fucus in the maritime provinces.. Proc. N.S.Inst. Sc. 27: 33-42.
Fredriksen, S. & Christie, H. (2003). Zostera marina (Angiospermae) and Fucus serratus (Phaeophyceae) as habitat for flora and fauna - seasonal and local variation . Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 17: 357-364.
Green, J.R., Stafford, C.J., Wright, P.J. & Callow, J.A. (1992). Analysis of Fucus serratus gamete surfaces and vagetative tissue using monoclonal antibodies. British Phycological Journal 27: 90.
Haglund, K., Ramazanov, Z., Mtolera, M. & Pedersén, M. (1992). Role of external carbonic anhydrase in light dependant ankalisation by Fucus serratus L. and Laminaria saccharina (L.) Lamour. (Phaeophyta). Planta 188: 1-6.
Hernández, L., Viejo, R., Martínez, B. & Arrontes, J. (2005). Estructura de poblaciones marginales de Fucus serratus en la costa norte de la Península Ibérica. Algas 34 25.
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Huppertz, K., Hanelt, D. & Nultsch, W. (1990). Photoinhibition of photosynthesis in the marine brown alga Fucus serratus as studied in field experiments. Marine Ecology Progress Series 66: 175-182.
Hurd, C.L. & Dring, M.J. (1988). Phosphate uptake by Fucus spiralis and Fucus serratus. British Phycological Journal 23: 290.
Isaeus, M., Malm, T., Persson, S. & Svensson, A. (2004). Effects of filamentous algae and sediment on recruitment and survival of Fucus serratus (Phaeophyceae) juveniles in the eutrophic Baltic sea. European Journal of Phycology 39: 301-308.
Jensen, A. (1956). Preliminary investigations of the carbohydrates of Laminaria digitata and Fucus serratus. Reports of the Norwegian Institute of Seaweed Research No. 10: .
Jensen, A. (1964). Ascorbic acid in Ascophyllum nodosum, Fucus serratus and Fucus vesiculosus. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 4: 319-325.
Jensen, A. (1969). Seasonal variations in the content of individual tocopherols in Ascophyllum nodosum, Pelvetia canaliculata and Fucus serratus (Phaeophyceae). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 6: 493-500.
Johnston, A.M. & Raven, J.A. (1990). Effects of culture in high CO2 on the photosynthetic physiology of Fucus serratus. British Phycological Journal 25: 75-82, 2 figs, 1 table.
Keen, J.N. & Evans, L.V. (1986). Partial amino-acid sequence of the small subunit of Rubisco from the brown alga Fucus serratus. British Phycological Journal 21: 331-332.
Kim, M.-K. & Thomas, J.-C. (1997). Growth of phaeophyte (Fucus serratus) in culture and changes of the amounts of triacylglycerols and fatty acids. Algae 11(4): 11-16, 4 figs, 1 table.
Knight, M. & Parke, M. (1950). A biological study of Fucus vesiculosus L. and F. serratus L.. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 26: 439-514.
Kremer, B.P. (1975). Mannitmetabolismus in der marinen braunalge Fucus serratus. Zeit. Pflanzenphysiol. 74: 255-263.
Kremer, B.P. (1975). Physiological and chemical characteristics of different thallus regions of Fucus serratus. Helgoländer Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen 27: 115-127.
Liem, P.Q. & Laur, M.H. (1976). Teneur, composition et répartition cytologique des lipides polaires soufrés et phosphorés de Pelvetia canaliculata (L.), Decn. et Thur., Fucus vesiculosis (L.) et Fucus serratus (L.). Phycologia 15: 367-376, 3 tables.
Malm, T. & Kautsky, L. (2003). Differences in life-history characteristics are consistent with the vertical distribution pattern of Fucus serratus and Fucus vesiculosus (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in the Central Baltic Sea. Journal of Phycology 39: 880-887.
Malm, T., Kautsky, L. & Engkvist, R. (2001). Reproduction, recruitment and geographical distribution of Fucus serratus L. in the Baltic Sea. Botanica Marina 44: 101-108.
Margalet, J.L., Almaraz, T., Navarro, M.J. & Pérez-Ruzafa, I.M. (1993). Mapas de distribución de algas marinas de la Península Ibérica. III. Fucus ceranoides L., F. serratus L., F. spiralis L. y F. vesiculosus L. (Fucales, Fucophyceae). Botanica Complutensis 18: 267-290.
Marsden, W.J.N., Evans, L.V., Callow, J.A. & Keen, J.N. (1984). A preliminary electrophoretic comparison of Fucus serratus and Fucus vesiculosus. Botanica Marina 27: 79-83.
Masters, A.K., Sheeran, E., Shirras, A.D., Brownlee, C. & Hetherinton, A.M. (1991). In vitro translation of mRNA from the eggs of Fucus serratus. British Phycological Journal 26: 92.
McLachlan, J. & Bidwell, R.G.S. (1978). Photosynthesis of eggs, sperm, zygotes, and embryos of Fucus serratus. Canadian Journal of Botany 56: 371-373.
Müller, D.G. & Seferiadis, K. (1977). Specificity of sexual chemotaxis in Fucus serratus and Fucus vesiculosus (Phaeophyceae). Zeit. Pflazenphysiol. 84: 85-94.
Pazó, J.P. & Niell, F.X. (1977). Distribución y características de Fucus serratus L. en las Rías Bajas Gallegas. Inv Pesq 41: 455-472.
Penot, M. & Videau, C. (1975). Adsorption du 86Rb et du 99Mo par deux algues marines: Le Laminaria digitata et le Fucus serratus. Zeits. Pflanzenphysiol. 76: 285-293.
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Stafford, C.J., Callow, J.A. & Green, J.R. (1992). Isolation and characterization of plasma membranes from Fucus serratus eggs (Short Note). British Phycological Journal 27: 429-434, 1 fig, 2 tables.
Stafford, C.J., Green, J.R. & Callow, J.A. (1991). Characterization of plasma membranes from Fucus serratus eggs. British Phycological Journal 26: 97.
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Steen, H. (2003). Apical hair formation and growth of Fucus evanescens and F. serratus (Phaeophyceae) germlings under various nutrient and temperature regimes. Phycologia 42: 26-30.
Taylor, A.R. & Brownlee, C. (1992). Plasmalemma currents in unfertilized and fertilized eggs of Fucus serratus. British Phycological Journal 27: 101.
Thélin, I. (1981). Effets, en culture, de deux pétroles bruts et d'un dispersant pétrolier sur les zygotes et les plantules de Fucus serratus Linnaeus (Fucales, Phaeophyceae).. Botanica Marina 24: 515-519.
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