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Ascoseira mirabilis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Division: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Ascoseirales
Petrov [1]
Family: Ascoseiraceae
Genus: Ascoseira
Species: A. mirabilis
Binomial name
Ascoseira mirabilis
Skottsberg [2]

Ascoseira is a monotypic genus of seaweed in the brown algae (class Phaeophyceae).[3][4][4] The single and type species, Ascoseira mirabilis Skottsberg, is a large parenchymatous macroalgae, and is endemic to the Antarctic Ocean.[5] Ascoseira is assigned to its own order.[3][6] The alga grows in subtidal waters at depths of from 3 to 15 meters.[7]


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  2. ^ Skottsberg, C. (1907). "Zur Kenntnis der subantarktischen und antarktischen Meeresalgen. I. Phaeophyceen". Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903 unter Leitung von Dr. Otto Nordenskjöld. (Eds.). Vol. 4, fasc. 6. Stockholm. pp. 1–172. 
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  5. ^ Raven, John A.; Douglas, Susan J.; Larkum, Anthony W. D.; Larkum, A. W. D. (2003). Photosynthesis in algae. Kluwer Academic. ISBN 0-7923-6333-7. 
  6. ^ Wiencke, C.; K. Bischof (2012). "Seaweeds and Their Communities in Polar Regions". Seaweed Biology, Ecological Studies (Springer-Verlag) 219. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-28451-9_13. 
  7. ^ Gómez, I.; Wiencke, C.; Thomas, D.N. (1 May 1996). "Variations in photosynthetic characteristics of the Antarctic marine brown alga in relation to thallus age and size". European Journal of Phycology 31 (2): 167–172. doi:10.1080/09670269600651341. 

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