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Lessonia (alga)

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Lessonia is a genus of large kelp native to the southern Pacific Ocean. It is distributed along the coasts of South America, New Zealand, Tasmania, and the Antarctic islands.[1]

This is one of two principal genera in kelp forests (the other is Macrocystis). In Chile, the preservation of Lessonia wild kelp is a crucial factor for the rocky shores. By harvesting these wild populations of Lessonia kelp, marine biologists are able to analyze the effects of kelp towards wildlife.[2]

Some species are of economic importance, such as Lessonia nigrescens, which is harvested for alginate.[3]

Species

References

  1. ^ Cho, G. Y.; Klochkova, N. G.; Krupnova, T. N.; Boo, S. M. (2006). "The reclassification of Lessonia laminarioides (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae): Pseudolessonia gen. nov. 1" (PDF). Journal of Phycology. 42 (6): 1289–1299. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.2006.00280.x..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ Orostica, M. H.; Aguilera, M. A.; Donoso, G. A.; Vásquez, J. A.; Broitman, B. R. (2014). "Effect of grazing on distribution and recovery of harvested stands of Lessonia berteroana kelp in northern Chile". Marine Ecology Progress Series. 511: 71–82. doi:10.3354/meps10931.
  3. ^ Venegas, M.; Tala, F.; Fonck, E.; Vásquez, J. (January 1992). "Sporangial sori on stipes of Lessonia nigrescens Bory (Laminariales, Phaeophyta): A high frequency phenomenon in intertidal populations of northern Chile". Botanica Marina. 35 (6): 573–578. doi:10.1515/botm.1992.35.6.573.

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Lessonia (alga): Brief Summary

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Lessonia is a genus of large kelp native to the southern Pacific Ocean. It is distributed along the coasts of South America, New Zealand, Tasmania, and the Antarctic islands.

This is one of two principal genera in kelp forests (the other is Macrocystis). In Chile, the preservation of Lessonia wild kelp is a crucial factor for the rocky shores. By harvesting these wild populations of Lessonia kelp, marine biologists are able to analyze the effects of kelp towards wildlife.

Some species are of economic importance, such as Lessonia nigrescens, which is harvested for alginate.

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