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Project: Evolutionary biogeography and systematics of the Halymeniaceae (Rhodophyta) in the western Indian Ocean

project duration
01-JAN-03 – 31-DEC-05
abstract
The red algal family Halymeniaceae offers a good model system to the test the current classification based on morphology and anatomy by means of independent molecular markers. Additional the phylogeny will be interpreted from a biogeographic point of view to obtain a better insight in the evolution of the macroalgal benthic flora of the western Indian Ocean.