Ascoseira mirabilis
Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
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]


  1. Петров, Ю. Е. (1964). "К систематике класса Cyclosporophyceae (Phaeophyta)". Nov. Sist. Nizsh. Rast. (Bot. Inst. Akad. Bauk SSSR. 1964: 146–149.
  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.
  3. 1 2 Kirkman, Hugh; Lüning, Klaus; Yarish, Charles (1990). Seaweeds: their environment, biogeography, and ecophysiology. New York: Wiley. ISBN 0-471-62434-9.
  4. 1 2 Guiry, M.D.; G.M. Guiry (2009). "AlgaeBase". World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
  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.

External links

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/2/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.