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Discovery of the mineral brucite (magnesium hydroxide) in the tropical calcifying alga Polystrata dura (Peyssonneliales, Rhodophyta)

Nash, Merinda; Russell, B.D.; Dixon, Kyatt R; Liu, Minglu; Xu, Huifang

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Red algae of the family Peyssonneliaceae typically form thin crusts impregnated with aragonite. Here, we report the first discovery of brucite in a thick red algal crust (~1 cm) formed by the peyssonnelioid species Polystrata dura from Papua New Guinea.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69982
Source: Journal of Phycology
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12299

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