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A comparison of nutrient-and light-limited photosynthesis in psammophytic versus epilithic forms of Halimeda (Caulerpales, Halimedaceae) from the Bahamas

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1988
Title: A comparison of nutrient-and light-limited photosynthesis in psammophytic versus epilithic forms of Halimeda (Caulerpales, Halimedaceae) from the Bahamas.
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Name(s): Littler, Mark M., creator
Littler, Diane S., creator
Lapointe, Brian E., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1988
Publisher: Springer
Extent: 8 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3333094 (digitool), FADT3333094 (IID), fau:6227 (fedora), 10.1007/BF00302018 (doi)
Note(s): The relative nutritional status, with respect to phosphorus (P i ) vs. nitrogen (N) limitation, and light-limited photosynthesis (P s ) was examined over a broad range of quantum fluxes (I) for four Halimeda species, Halimeda tuna (Ellis and Solander) Lamouroux, H. simulans Howe, H. lacrimosa Howe and H. copiosa Goreau and Graham, taken from clear, shallow, Bahamian waters. The results support the hypothesis that psammophytic forms (i.e., sand dwellers anchored by a bulbous rhizoidal system) differ in nutrient status from epilithic forms (i.e., attached to rock by inconspicuous rhizoids).
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available at http://www.springerlink.com and may be cited as: Littler, M. M., Littler, D. S., & Lapointe, B. E. (1988). A comparison of nutrient-and light-limited photosynthesis in psammophytic versus epilithic forms of Halimeda (Caulerpales, Halimedaceae) from the Bahamas. Coral Reefs, 6(3-4), 219-225. doi:10.1007/BF00302018
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #588.
Subject(s): Halimeda
Caulerpales
Photosynthesis
Nutritional Status
Phosphorus
Nitrogen
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3333094
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00302018
Restrictions on Access: ©1988 Springer
Owner Institution: FAU