Journal article

Molecular survey of Codium species diversity in southern Madagascar

Heroen Verbruggen, Joana F Costa

Cryptogamie, Algologie | ADAC-CRYPTOGAMIE | Published : 2015

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by Australian Biological Resources Study

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Bruno de Reviers, Florence Rousseau, Line Le Gall, Rob Anderson and Eric Coppejans for collecting the samples we report on. We also thank Rob Anderson and John Bolton for sending material of South African species and Klaas Pauly, Lennert Tyberghein and Katrien Van Nieuwenhuyze for help in the field in Tanzania. We thank Julien Brisset for help with collections and Sofie D'hondt for generating some of the DNA data. We thank Rob Anderson and John Huisman for their constructive reviews of this manuscript. Materials used in this study were collected during the Atimo Vatae expedition to South Madagascar (Principal Investigator, Philippe Bouchet), part of a cluster of Mozambique-Madagascar expeditions funded by the Total Foundation, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation under "Our Planet Reviewed", a joint initiative of Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) and Pro Natura International (PNI) in partnership with Institut d'Halieutique et des Sciences Marines, University of Toliara (IH.SM) and the Madagascar bureau of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) deployed its research catamaran Antea. Funding during the preparation of this manuscript was provided by the Australian Research Council (FT110100585 to HV), the Australian Biological Resources Study (RFL213-08 to HV) and the University of Melbourne (MIRS/MIFRS to JFC).