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Title: Laminariaceae  
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Subject: Laminaria hyperborea, Saccharina japonica, Saccharina, Macrocystis pyrifera, Laminariaceae
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Laminaria hyperborea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Laminariales
Family: Laminariaceae

(see table)

Laminariaceae are a family of seaweeds, classified as brown algae. The table indicates the genera within this family.[1] The family includes the largest known seaweeds: Nereocystis and Macrocystis.[2][3]

Laminariaceae Genera[1][4]
Genus Authority Species
Arthrothamnus Ruprecht 2
Costularia Petrov & Gusarova 1
Cymathere J. Agardh 2
Feditia Yu. Petrov & I. Gusarova 1
Laminaria J.V. Lamouroux 29
Macrocystis C. Agardh 4
Nereocystis Postels & Ruprecht 1
Pelagophycus Areschoug 1
Phyllariella Petrov & Vozzhinskaja 1
Postelsia Ruprecht 1
Pseudolessonia G.Y. Cho, N.G. Klochkova, T.N. Krupnova & Boo 1
Saccharina Stackhouse 20
Streptophyllopsis Kajimura 1


  1. ^ a b Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2006). AlgaeBase version 4.2. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Laminariaceae genera retrieved December 19, 2009.
  2. ^ van den Hoek, C., Mann, D.G. and Jahns, H.M. 1995. Algae An Introduction to Phycology. University of Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-30419-9
  3. ^ Reference
  4. ^ Lane, C.E.; C. Mayes; L.D. Druehl; G.W. Saunders (2006). "A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) supports substantial taxonomic re-organization". Journal of Phycology 42 (2): 493–512.  

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