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Ecklonia

Ecklonia
Ecklonia cava
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Division: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Laminariales
Family: Lessoniaceae
Genus: Ecklonia
Hornemann[1]
Species

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Ecklonia is a genus of kelp (brown algae) belonging to the family Lessoniaceae.

There are nine species:

Ecklonia species produce eckol-type phlorotannins.[2]

synonyms
  • Ecklonia bicyclis, a synonym of Eisenia bicyclis (Kjellman) Setchell 1905, the arame

References

  1. ^ Hornemann, J.W. (1828). "Om Fucus buccinalis Lin.". Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskabs Naturvidenskabelige og Mathematiske Afhandlinger 3: 379–390. 
  2. ^ Protective effect of phlorotannin components phloroglucinol and eckol on radiation-induced intestinal injury in mice. Changjong Moon, Sung-Ho Kim, Jong-Choon Kim, Jin Won Hyun, Nam Ho Lee, Jae Woo Park and Taekyun Shin, Phytotherapy Research, February 2008, Volume 22, Issue 2, pages 238–242, doi:10.1002/ptr.2298

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