Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (eds), 2007
Green Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland
A microscope-based approach to identifying our 100 species of multi-cellular green seaweeds, with lots of high quality colour photographs and photomicrographs. Even though profusely illistrated, this is emphatically not a field guide for the casual holiday phycologist or beach comber. Serious study is required with most determinations taking place under the microscope.
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|Comments and Corrigenda
||P8: Key to genera - couplet 4: include tubular in second alternative.
P81: Ulva key to species - couplet 5: U. intestinails is fig 38 not 35 (although "F" illustrates the same character).
||All the British species of multicellular green algae known at the time: marine, brackish water, littoral and supralittoral.
||Under a Compound Microscope.
||Collect complete specimens as attachment details can be important. Culturing may be required for small species (eg rock/shell borers). Microscope examination of fresh material in water, and maybe iodine to show starch grains around pyrenoids.