Reports Summarize Cryptogamic Plant Research Study Results from Chinese Academy of Science
2012 JUL 6 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Data detailed on Cryptogamic Plant Research have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Qingdao, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, researchers stated "The island of Hainan (China) is located on the northern periphery of the subtropical Pacific Ocean in the South China Sea and possesses one of the most prominent fringing coral reefs of China. The marine algal flora of the island was described for the first time after several early expeditions in the 1930's (and around 1960) mentioning 68 species of marine green algae (Chlorophyta) in total."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research by the authors from the Chinese Academy of Science, "Sixty years later, the island was revisited in autumn 1990 and spring 1992 within in the framework of two extensive expeditions in order to scrutinise the algal biodiversity of the coral reef habitats. Again 20 years later, three more surveys were performed in 2008, 2009 and 2010 focusing only on the southern shores of Hainan Island near Sanya city. The analysis of this material revealed the existence of 31 new records of marine green algae for Hainan Island, including 17 species which also constitute new records for China. The new records are described and characteristic details are depicted. Collection sites around Hainan Island and world-wide distributions are given. Thirteen newly recorded species were only sampled once and therefore seem to be rare. Thirteen other species are pre-dominantly epiphytic or endophytic. The new records for China are fairly typical for tropical to subtropical locations of south-western to south-eastern Asia, except Chlorochytrium cohnii (distribution hitherto restricted to Europe). Chaetomorpha minima (distribution hitherto restricted to North and Central America, Africa, Indian Ocean islands) and Cladophora perpusilla (distribution hitherto restricted to Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands)."
According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: "None of the new records are considered to represent an invasive species."
For more information on this research see: New records of benthic marine green algae (Chlorophyta) for the island of Hainan (China). Nova Hedwigia, 2012;94(3-4):441-470. Nova Hedwigia can be contacted at: Gebruder Borntraeger, Johannesstr 3A, D-70176 Stuttgart, Germany.
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T.V. Titlyanova, Chinese Academy Sci, Inst Oceanol, Qingdao 266071, People's Republic of China.
Keywords for this news article include: Qingdao, People's Republic of China, Cryptogamic Plant Research
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