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Saccharina

Saccharina is a genus of 20 species of Phaeophyceae (brown algae). It is found in the north Atlantic Ocean and the northern Pacific Ocean at depths from 8 m to 30 m (exceptionally to 120 m in the warmer waters of the Mediterranean Sea and off Brazil).[1]

The commercially important species Saccharina japonica (Laminaria japonica) is cultivated as kombu, a popular food in Japan.[2]

Species[edit]

The following is a list of the 20 species of Saccharina:[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. D. Guiry. "Kelps: Laminaria and Saccharina". www.seaweed.ie. 
  2. ^ Laminaria seafarming in China FAO[1]
  3. ^ Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Saccharina". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. 
  4. ^ Lane, C.E.; C. Mayes; L.D. Druehl; & G.W. Saunders (2006). "A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) supports substantial taxonomic re-organization". Journal of Phycology 42 (2): 493–512. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.2006.00204.x. 

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