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Brown Algae

  1. Christopher E Lane1,
  2. Gary W Saunders2

Published Online: 24 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0004250

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How to Cite

Lane, C. E. and Saunders, G. W. 2006. Brown Algae. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

  2. 2

    University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2006

Abstract

Brown algae form a natural class, the Phaeophyceae, including c. 265 genera with 1500–2000 species. They form rich underwater forests along much of the cold and temperate coastlines of our planet.

Keywords:

  • Algae;
  • Dictyotales;
  • Ectocarpales;
  • Fucales;
  • Laminariales;
  • Phaeophyceae;
  • seaweed