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THE RED ALGA GENUS RHODOSPORA (BANGIOPHYCIDAE, RHODOPHYTA): FIRST REPORT FROM NORTH AMERICA1
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2005
Journal of Phycology
Volume 41, Issue 6, pages 1281–1283, December 2005
How to Cite
Johansen, J. R., Fučíková, K., Fitzpatrick, M. H. and Lowe, R. L. (2005), THE RED ALGA GENUS RHODOSPORA (BANGIOPHYCIDAE, RHODOPHYTA): FIRST REPORT FROM NORTH AMERICA. Journal of Phycology, 41: 1281–1283. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2005.00145.x
1Received 23 May 2005. Accepted 31 August 2005.
- Issue published online: 16 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2005
- All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory;
- Great Smoky Mountains;
We recently discovered several populations of the red alga Rhodospora sordida Geitler in samples from seep walls in Tennessee. This species is thought to be an extremely rare alga. It was reported previously only from seep walls in Europe. The last published reports of the alga were made in the mid-1970s. A culture of the alga was made from one other site in North America (a rock wall in Arkansas) in 1977, but no publication accompanied that find. Since discovering the alga in summer 2004, we found a second population in a seep wall in northeast Ohio. We suspect that this species has a broader distribution than previously thought and has been overlooked or misidentified in past studies.