New record of Schmitzia hiscockiana Maggs & Guiry (Rhodophyta, Florideophyceae) in the Bay of Morlaix, Brittany, France

Line LE GALL, Wilfried THOMAS, Delphine GEY & Laurent LÉVÈQUE

en Cryptogamie, Algologie 37 (3) - Pages 213-217

Published on 26 August 2016

The red alga Schmitzia hiscockiana Maggs & Guiry is reported for Brittany for the first time. Our finding point to the southernmost limit of geographic distribution of this species. Molecular sequences (COI-5P, psbA, rbcL and LSU) are provided for the species and molecular phylogeny resolved Schmitzia hiscockiana along with two unidentified australian species of Schmitzia as sister to the lineage encompassing the Acrosymphytales and the Ceramiales.

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