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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ectocarpaceae.
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_Ectocarpus_ (Fig. 28, _A_), are simple, branched filaments, but most are large plants with complex tissues.
Reference: "The Ectocarpus genome and the independent evolution of multicellularity in brown algae" was published in the journal "Nature" on June 3, 2010.
As the internationally renowned science magazine "Nature" reported in its latest issue, about 100 scientists and technicians, during a five-year research project, successfully decoded all hereditary information - commonly known as the "genome" - on Ectocarpus siliculosus, an up to 20 cm large brown seaweed, which occurs mainly along coastlines in temperate latitudes.
Image 3: The brown alga "Ectocarpus siliculosus" in culture (Photo: Delphine
Image 1: "Ectocarpus siliculosus" (here growing on Zostera) occurs mainly along coastlines in temperate latitudes (Photo: Akira Peters, Station Biologique