1. Gracilaria vermiculophylla is a red alga native to northwest Pacific, including the coasts of Japan, Korea, China, and Vietnam.
2. It is cartilaginous, cylindrical and up to 50 cm long.
3. It is coarsely branched, often profusely so.
4. It is invasive, and has recently spread rapidly around the globe.
Jun Yu, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Submitted to 1000 Plant (1KP) Transcriptomes.