Bifurcaria bifurcata is a southern species found on the Atlantic coast of France, Spain and Portugal and extending to the south and west coasts. Bifurcaria bifurcata , Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: ?p=taxdetails&id= on . Bifurcaria bifurcata. No image available for this species; drawing shows typical species in this Family. Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL .

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Phylogenetic relationships within the Fucales Phaeophyceae assessed by the photosystem I coding psa A sequences.

Additional information Bifurcaria bifurcata is perennial and hermaphroditic. More or less absent from the south coast of Ireland probably becasue of suitable habitat. Cylindrical fronds, unbranched near base then branched dichotomously but generally with different sizes which gives a typical zigzag aspect.

Elongate reproductive bodies present at ends of branches. Most common in limestone areas, and associated with the Black Sea Urchin, Paracentrotus lividus and the coralline alga Lithophyllum incrustans.

Cytotoxic and antitumor activity – A linear cytotoxic diterpene bifurcadiol was isolated from the brown alga Bifurcaria bifurcata by Guardia et al. A field key to the British brown seaweeds Phaeophyta.

Receptacles picture below cylindrical elongated at apices with many conceptacles visible as lighter coloured spots. Bifurcariq distribution in Britain and Ireland Bifurcaria bifurcata is a southern species found on the Atlantic coast of France, Spain and Portugal and extending to the south and west coasts of England and the west coast of Ireland where it is sometimes common. Habitat Bifurcaria bifurcata is usually found in rock pools on the middle and lower shore, particularly on exposed beaches.


Elongate reproductive bodies present at ends of branches.

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An extract from the brown alga Bifurcaria bifurcata induces irreversible arrest of cell proliferation in a non-small-cell bronchopulmonary carcinoma line. UK Biodiversity Action Plan habitats. Key references Braune, W.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Spatiotemporal variations of diterpene production in the brown macroalga Bifurcaria bifurcata from the western coasts of Brittany France. Proximate composition and nutritional value of three macroalgae: Further information hifurcata Search on: In Britain and Ireland mostly found in pools at about MTL, occasionally at low water on wave-washed ledges.

Very dark when dry.

Changes in the structure and dynamics of marine assemblages dominated by Bifurcaria bifurcata and Cystoseira species over three decades Unlike the other fucoids, Bifurcaria bifurcata has no disc-like holdfast. South to Morrocco and Western Sahara. Bifurcaria is a particular feature of the Burren in Co.

Reproductive features at extremity of the fronds during spring. Click here for copyright information and contact. Brown and red seaweeds as potential sources of antioxidant nutraceuticals.

Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Further south on open rock at low water, sometimes zone-forming. Antheridial conceptacles usually above and oggonial conceptacles below.

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Some aspects of the problem of the distribution of Bifurcaria bifurcata Velley Ross on the shores of Ireland, north of the Shannon Estuary. Antioxidant and antitumoural activities biufrcata some Phaeophyta from Brittany coasts.

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Bifurcaria bifurcata , – Taxonomy

The information is from the Literature database. Bibliography 12 link s available. The type species of Bifurcaria Stackhouse.

Important Determinants for Fucoidan Bioactivity Field Studies51- Also known as Bifurcaria rotunda Hudson Papenfuss and B. Holdfast expanded and knobbly. Note that images and other media featured on bifurczria page are each governed by their own bifjrcata and conditions and they may or may not be available for reuse.

Scottish National Heritage Hiscock, S. S hydroxygeranylgeraniol-derived diterpenes from the brown alga Bifurcaria bifurcata. Effect of different conditioning treatments on total phenolic content and antioxidant activities in two Sargassacean bifucraria Food and Bioprocess Technology 9 3: Antiprotozoal Activities of Organic Extracts from A family business producing seaweed as supplements, cooking, gardening and bath products.

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