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Porphyra: Complex Life Histories in a Harsh Environment: P. umbilicalis, an Intertidal Red Alga for Genomic Analysis
Red Algae in the Genomic Age (2010)
  • Elisabeth Gantt
  • G. Mine Berg
  • Debashish Bhattacharya
  • Nicolas A Blouin
  • Juliet A Brodie
  • Ira A Levine, University of Southern Maine
Abstract

Porphyra encompasses a large group of multicellular red algae that have a prominent gametophytic phase. The complex, heteromorphic life history of species in this genus, their remarkable resilience to high light and desiccation, ancient fossil records, and value as human food (e.g., laver, nori), make Porphyra a compelling model for genome sequencing.

Keywords
  • Red algae
Publication Date
2010
Publisher
Springer
ISBN
9789048137954
Citation Information
Elisabeth Gantt, G. Mine Berg, Debashish Bhattacharya, Nicolas A Blouin, et al.. "Porphyra: Complex Life Histories in a Harsh Environment: P. umbilicalis, an Intertidal Red Alga for Genomic Analysis" New YorkRed Algae in the Genomic Age (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ira_levine/25/