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Dictyota is a genus of brown seaweed in the family Dictyotaceae. Species are predominantly found in tropical and subtropical seas, and are known to contain numerous chemicals (diterpenes) which have potential medicinal value. As at the end of 2017, some 237 different diterpenes had been identified from across the genus.[2]

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Dictyota dichotoma at Capo Gallo, Palermo, Sicily
Dictyota dichotoma at Capo Gallo, Palermo, Sicily
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
Clade: Diaphoretickes
Clade: SAR
Clade: Stramenopiles
Phylum: Gyrista
Subphylum: Ochrophytina
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Dictyotales
Family: Dictyotaceae
Genus: Dictyota
J.V.Lamouroux, 1809[1]
Type species
Dictyota dichotoma

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