Lessonia berteroana en Perú: Comprobación de la identidad de la especie y diversidad genética en el borde norte de distribución

Karla Pérez-Araneda, Sheyla Zevallos, Natalia Arakaki, Alex Alex Gamarra, Patricia Carbajal, Florence Tellier

Resumen


Harvest pressure on brown macroalgae of the Lessonia genus has increased in recent years in Peru and Chile, due to the high demand from the global hydrocolloid industry. After a taxonomic review, in 2012, the intertidal species Lessonia nigrescens was segregated into two species, being L. berteroana distributed in southern Peru and northern Chile (17-30°S). Based on genetic tools we confirm the identification as L. berteroana and report its presence up to 15°23’S. It is recommended to update the status of the species into Peruvian regulations and scientific publications.


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Kelp, Lessonia nigrescens, distribution range, natural resource management

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22370/rbmo.2020.55.3.2591

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