Journal article

Bostrychia (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) species of New Zealand, and relationships in the Southern Hemisphere

Giuseppe C Zuccarello, John A West

NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH | RSNZ PUBLISHING | Published : 2008

Abstract

Bostrychia is a widespread genus and has recently received considerable molecular attention, leading to insights into its evolution, and nomenclatural changes. We investigated the species of Bostrychia in New Zealand, to produce an identification key and highlight the nomenclatural changes of these species. We incorporated into a molecular phylogeny two species prominent in New Zealand (B. gracilis, B. vaga) that have not be investigated phylogenetically before. Our results show that three species of Bostrychia (B. arbuscula, B. gracilis, B. vaga), mainly restricted to New Zealand, share a common ancestor. Only B. vaga is known outside New Zealand. This restricted distribution is unusual for..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Mike Wilcox for samples from the Auckland area. This research was partially Supported by Australian Research Council grants S 199 17056 (1999-2001). a grant from the Australian Biological Resources Study (2002-05). and a grant from the Hermon Slade Foundation (2005-07).