Dictyotaceae

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Dictyotaceae
Capo Gallo Dicotoma.jpg
Dictyota dichotoma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Division: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Dictyotales
Family: Dictyotaceae
Lamouroux ex Dumortier, 1822
Genera

Canistrocarpus
Chlanidophora
Dictyopteris
Dictyota
Dictyotopsis
Distromium
Exallosorus
Gymnosorus
Homoeostrichus
Lobophora
Lobospira
Newhousia
Padina
Rugulopteryx
Spatoglossum
Stoechospermum
Stypopodium
Taonia
Zonaria

Dictyotaceae is large family of brown algae (class Phaeophyceae).[1] Members of this order generally prefer warmer waters than other brown algae. One genus in this order is calcareous, Padina, the only calcareous member of this class.[2] Lobophera variegata (= Pocockiella varieagata) often presents a beautiful blue iridescence due to microscopic bacteria which live on the surface of the leaves.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guiry, MD; GM Guiry (2006). "AlgaeBase version 4.2". World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  2. ^ Lee, RE (1999). Phycology (Third ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-63883-6. 

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