Document Type

Article

Department

​​Biology

Publication Date

6-2018

Abstract

Cryptonemia specimens collected in Bermuda over the past two decades were analysed using gene sequences encoding the large subunit of the nuclear ribosomal DNA and the large subunit of RuBisCO as genetic markers to elucidate their phylogenetic positions. They were additionally subjected to morphological assessment and compared with historical collections from the islands. Six species are presently found in the flora including C. bermudensis comb. nov., based on Halymenia bermudensis, and the following five new species: C. abyssalis, C. antricola, C. atrocostalis, C. lacunicola and C. perparva. Of the eight species known in the western Atlantic flora prior to this study, none is found in Bermuda. Specimens reported in the islands in the 1900s attributed to C. crenulataand C. luxurians are representative of the new species, C. antricola and C. atrocostalis, respectively.

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Author's accepted manuscript provided by Trinity College Digital Repository according to publisher's distribution policies. Published version available:

Craig W. Schneider, Christopher E. Lane ’99, and Gary W. Saunders. “A Revision of the Genus Cryptonemia (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in Bermuda, Western Atlantic Ocean, Including Five New Species and C. bermudensis (Collins & M. Howe) comb. nov.” European Journal of Phycology 53, no. 3 (2018): 350-368.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2018.1452297

Publication Title

European Journal of Phycology

Volume

53

Issue

3

First Page

350

Last Page

368

DOI

10.1080/09670262.2018.1452297

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