Causes of the eelgrass wasting disease: Van der Werff's changing theories

@article{Nienhuis2006CausesOT,
  title={Causes of the eelgrass wasting disease: Van der Werff's changing theories},
  author={Piet H. Nienhuis},
  journal={Netherland Journal of Aquatic Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={28},
  pages={55-61}
}
  • P. Nienhuis
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Netherland Journal of Aquatic Ecology
The 1930's wasting disease among the North Atlantic population of eelgrass,Zostera marina, is still an ecological and historical enigma, despite several attractive theories. Van der Werff investigated the die-back of eelgrass in the thirties in the Dutch Wadden Sea, and he considered the micro-organismLabyrinthula as the possible cause of the disease. In 1980, Grevelingen lagoon, harbouring an extensive population ofZostera marina, experienced a major decline of the area covered by the… Expand
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