Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

 Ulva linza is a large, ribbon-like species of green seaweed that may reach up to 30 cm in length. The thalli are unbranched and often have a frilled margin. The thalli taper into a distinct stipe below and are highly compressed. The width of the thallus is greater in the middle than at the base and may reach 5 cm in width. Ulva linza is bright light to dark green in colouration.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Type locality: ÒIn OceanoÓ
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 35 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 60
  Temperature range (°C): 16.004 - 24.442
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.933 - 2.839
  Salinity (PPS): 35.086 - 36.958
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.943 - 5.967
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.105 - 0.637
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.136 - 6.217

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 60

Temperature range (°C): 16.004 - 24.442

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.933 - 2.839

Salinity (PPS): 35.086 - 36.958

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.943 - 5.967

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.105 - 0.637

Silicate (umol/l): 1.136 - 6.217
 
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 Ulva linza is a littoral and sublittoral species usually found on rocks or in rock pools, usually marine but occassionally found under brackish conditions.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Ulva linza

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ulva linza

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 16
Specimens with Barcodes: 19
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Ulva linza

Ulva linza Linnaeus is a green alga in the division Chlorophyta, is the type species of the genus Ulva that can be found in British Isles and Ireland.[1]

Description[edit]

Ulva linza is a green 30 centimetres (12 in) (sometimes 45 centimetres (18 in))[2] long alga that grows in bright green clusters of tubes or flat strips. It has an unbranched thalli which often have a frilled margin. The thallus middle is greater than its base and can be as wide as 5 centimetres (2.0 in).[1] Its ruffle blades are 1–4 centimetres (0.39–1.6 in) long while its cells are 10–15 micrometres (0.00039–0.00059 in) in diameter.[3]

Habitat[edit]

They are littoral and sublittoral species which grow in muddy estuaries attached to pebbles or docks. They also can be found on rocks or in rock pools.[1]

Uses[edit]

The species is edible and therefore can be used as food and in cosmetic products.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "A green seaweed - Ulva linza". Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Ulva linza". Sea Weed Industry. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Green String Lettuce". Seaweeds of Alaska. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 

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