Genetic relatedness influences plant biomass accumulation in eelgrass (Zostera marina).

  title={Genetic relatedness influences plant biomass accumulation in eelgrass (Zostera marina).},
  author={John J Stachowicz and Stephanie Jill Kamel and A Randall Hughes and Richard K Grosberg},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={181 5},
In multispecies assemblages, phylogenetic relatedness often predicts total community biomass. In assemblages dominated by a single species, increasing the number of genotypes increases total production, but the role of genetic relatedness is unknown. We used data from three published experiments and a field survey of eelgrass (Zostera marina), a habitat-forming marine angiosperm, to examine the strength and direction of the relationship between genetic relatedness and plant biomass. The genetic… CONTINUE READING
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