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Turbinaria (alga)

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Turbinaria is a genus of brown algae (Phaeophyceae) found primarily in tropical marine waters. It generally grows on rocky substrates.[1] In tropical Turbinaria species that are often preferentially consumed by herbivorous fishes and echinoids, there is a relatively low level of phenolics and tannins.[2]

The genus has shown promise as a way of removing lead from aqueous solutions.[3]

Species

AlgaeBase lists 30 current species of Turbinaria.:[4]

References

  1. ^ Blomquist, H.L. (1945). "Development of reproductive structures in the brown alga Turbinaria turbinata". Botanical Gazette. 106 (3): 290–304. doi:10.1086/335299.
  2. ^ Steinberg, Peter D. (1986). "Chemical defenses and the susceptibility of tropical marine brown algae to herbivores". Oecologia. 69 (4): 628–630. doi:10.1007/BF00410374. PMID 28311627.
  3. ^ Senthilkumar, R.; Vijayaraghavan, K.; Thilakavathi, M.; Iyer, P.V.R.; Velan, M. (2007). "Application of seaweeds for the removal of lead from aqueous solution". Biochem. Eng. J. 33 (3): 211–6. doi:10.1016/j.bej.2006.10.020.
  4. ^ Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (31 October 2007). "AlgaeBase version 4.2". World-wide electronic publication. National University of Ireland, Galway.
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Turbinaria (alga): Brief Summary

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Turbinaria is a genus of brown algae (Phaeophyceae) found primarily in tropical marine waters. It generally grows on rocky substrates. In tropical Turbinaria species that are often preferentially consumed by herbivorous fishes and echinoids, there is a relatively low level of phenolics and tannins.

The genus has shown promise as a way of removing lead from aqueous solutions.

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