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Saccharina latissima (Linnaeus, C. E. Lane, C. Mayes,, L.D. Druehl& G. W. Saunders)





Kingdom: Chromista

Division: Ochrophyta

Class:   Phaeophyceae

Order: Laminariales

Family: Laminariaceae

Genus: Saccharina

Species: latissima

Saccharina latissima underwent a name change in 2006 because the genome sequence data strongly support a split of the genus Laminaria.




A multi-gene molecular investigation of the kelp (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) supports substantial taxonomic re-organization. Journal of Phycology 42: 493-512.