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ALGAE 1996;11(1): 65-71.
Field Studies of the Brown Alga Pelvetia siliquosa with Implications for Taxonomy and Distribution
Hyun Sook Song, Kyung Suk Seo, Sung Min Boo
Department of Biology, Chungnam National University
ABSTRACT
Field observations of Pelvetia siliquosa plants were given at monthly intervals on the western coast of Korea with implications for taxonomy and distribution. Plant length and wet weight were closely related to the occurrence of receptacles, all of which had a peak in August. The fusiform receptacles known as a discrimental character of the species were found at a low frequency throughout the year. The other morphometric features showed a wide range of variation even within a single population.
Key words: distribution, morphological variation, Pelvetia siliquosa, taxonomy


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