The marine benthic green and brown macroalgae of Rodrigues are recorded, and 18 of the 60 taxa of Chlorophyta (53 species) and 18 species of Phaeophyceae are illustrated. These algae were collected on an expedition in October 2001. On the island, 50 taxa of green and 12 taxa of brown algae have been added to the current species list. Smaller epiphytic species and turf algae are not or are very sometimes included in this study. Bibliographic, biogeographic, taxonomic, and nomenclatural remarks are included for each entry in the list. There are also infrageneric identifying keys. A novel hybrid of Caulerpa mexicana variety a new Udotea species has been discovered, and exposita is suggested (Brenelli LB et al., 2019).
When compared to the neighbouring island of Mauritius, Rodrigues' algal flora looks to be rather low, while having a typical Indian Ocean composition.The marine funguses of Mauritius have received less attention. The bioactive secondary metabolites generated by fungus worldwide have been the subject of several publications. However, there hasn't been a lot of study done in Mauritius on the molecular characterization and the medicinal potential of marine fungus (Aiatwani RRH 2016).
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