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Progress of the taxonomic research on the macroalgae (Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta) along the East African coast
Coppejans, E.; De Clerck, O.; Leliaert, F.; Dargent, O. (1999). Progress of the taxonomic research on the macroalgae (Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta) along the East African coast, in: Richmond, M.D. et al. (2000). Marine science development in Tanzania and eastern Africa: proceedings of the 20th Anniversary Conference on Advances in Marine Science in Tanzania, 28 June-1 July 1999, Zanzibar, Tanzania. pp. 401-418
In: Richmond, M.D.; Francis, J. (2000). Marine science development in Tanzania and eastern Africa: proceedings of the 20th Anniversary Conference on Advances in Marine Science in Tanzania, 28 June-1 July 1999, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Zanzibar, Tanzania : Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam and Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association: Tanzania . 569 pp., more

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  • Coppejans, E., more
  • De Clerck, O., more
  • Leliaert, F., more
  • Dargent, O.

Abstract
    This paper discusses the phycological research and gives a historical overview of papers dealing with macroalgae from the East African coast. A review of the recent progress towards a marine algal flora of the region is presented. Additionally a limited number of taxonomic problems are discussed, with emphasis on examples from Tanzania and Zanzibar. Problems comprise generic, specific and subspecific distinctions, perpetuation of wrong identifications from .reference works., and checklists with doubtful identifications that lack voucher specimens. Finally a list of 91 new species for Kenya (23), Tanzania (24), the East African coast (26) and the Indian Ocean (18) is added.

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