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Identification of cryptic Ulva species (Chlorophyta, Ulvales) transported by ballast water

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dc.contributor University Of Aix-marseille
dc.contributor Aix-marseille Universite
dc.contributor Dimar
dc.contributor Universite De La Mediterranee - Aix-marseille Ii
dc.contributor Com
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Usa Marine Biol Inst
dc.contributor Kochi Univ
dc.contributor Kochi University
dc.contributor Stn Zool A Dohrn
dc.contributor Univ Aix Marseille 2
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Umr 6540
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en BUIA, MARIA CRISTINA MONIA FLAGELLA, MARIA ANDREAKIS, NIKOS HIRAOKA, MASANORI VERLAQUE, MARC 2013-02-28T06:47:14Z 2013-02-28T06:47:14Z 2017-03-21T01:12:05Z 2019-05-09T01:03:06Z 2013-02-28T06:47:14Z 2013-02-28T06:47:14Z 2017-03-21T01:12:05Z 2019-05-09T01:03:06Z 2010-01-01
dc.identifier 8510 en
dc.identifier.citation Flagella MM, Andreakis N, Hiraoka M, Verlaque M and Buia M (2010) Identification of cryptic Ulva species (Chlorophyta, Ulvales) transported by ballast water. Journal of Biological Research. 13: 47-57. en
dc.identifier.issn 1790-045X
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dc.description.abstract Ballast waters of ships coming from Egyptian (Port Said) and Lebanese (Beirut) harbours have been collected in the West Mediterranean harbour of Naples (Italy). Samples have been cultured for one month in order to identify seaweed species by means of morphological characters and molecular markers. At the morphological level, two Ulva species have been recognized. At the molecular level, the same isolates have been identified as Ulva ohnoi Hiraoka et Shimada, a green-tide-forming alga described from Japan, and Ulva fasciata Delile, a species described from the eastern Mediterranean (Egypt) and reported from all tropical and warm temperate seas. Since U. ohnoi has never been reported from the Mediterranean coasts before, crossing tests were performed between Mediterranean and Japanese isolates corroborating results obtained by molecular markers. In light of these findings, the role of ballast water in the introduction and secondary dispersal of marine macrophytes over long distances is discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by the EU programme "Algal Introduction to European Shores" (ALIENS) (EVK3-CT2001-00062). The authors are grateful to the Port authorities and Maritime Agencies of Naples and Salerno, to Dr Beth Ballment for revision of the English text, and to the three anonymous reviewers for their useful comments on the manuscript.
dc.description.uri en
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Biological Research - pages: 13: 47-57 en
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dc.subject Diversity
dc.subject Pacific
dc.subject Biology
dc.subject Marine Organisms
dc.subject Populations
dc.subject Macroalgae
dc.subject Invasive Algae
dc.subject Bonnemaisoniales
dc.subject Ballast Water
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
dc.subject Cryptic Introduction
dc.subject Mediterranean
dc.subject Biodiversity
dc.subject Ulva
dc.subject Seaweeds
dc.subject Biological Invasions
dc.subject Rhodophyta
dc.title Identification of cryptic Ulva species (Chlorophyta, Ulvales) transported by ballast water
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000276806900005

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