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Added: 26th September 2013 Description:
On extracting this seaweed from a bottle a week after collecting I noticed that there were many very small filamentous structures attached to it. Under a higher power these proved to be a variety of organisms, perhaps epiphytes, parasites or just hitch-hikers. They may be be algae or fungi....
Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain. Notes: Some may be alga; the square ones are diatoms; life is too short for the rest…. But I did find out that Aoudinella and Erythrotrichia are filamentous genera of red algae with many epiphytic and parasitic species. Glossary:
Epibionts and epiphytes: algae that live on the surface of other algae (epiphytes) or animals (epibionts). 15% of all red algae are parasites on other, mostly related red algae. http://www.jochemnet.de/fiu/bot4404/BOT4404_5.html
Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be. Notes: Based on comments below, these are components of the community known as aufwichs.
Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be. Notes: Based on comments below and correctly spelled this time, I hope.
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