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RHIPILIA COPPEJANSII, A NEW CORAL REEF-ASSOCIATED SPECIES FROM GUAM (BRYOPSIDALES, CHLOROPHYTA)1
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2012
© 2012 Phycological Society of America
Journal of Phycology
Volume 48, Issue 5, pages 1090–1098, October 2012
How to Cite
Verbruggen, H. and Schils, T. (2012), RHIPILIA COPPEJANSII, A NEW CORAL REEF-ASSOCIATED SPECIES FROM GUAM (BRYOPSIDALES, CHLOROPHYTA). Journal of Phycology, 48: 1090–1098. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2012.01199.x
Received 5 October 2011. Accepted 14 May 2012.
- Issue published online: 4 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 10 JUL 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 6 JUN 2012 12:15PM EST
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The new species Rhipilia coppejansii is described from Guam. This species, which has the external appearance of a Chlorodesmis species, features tenacula upon microscopical examination, a diagnostic character of Rhipilia. This unique morphology, along with the tufA and rbcL data presented herein, set this species apart from others in the respective genera. Phylogenetic analyses show that the taxon is nested within the Rhipiliaceae. We discuss the diversity and possible adaptation of morphological types in the Udoteaceae and Rhipiliaceae.