Productivity and nutrient relationships in psammophytic versus epilithic forms of Bryopsidales (Chlorophyta): comparisons based on a short-term physiological assay

@article{Littler1990ProductivityAN,
  title={Productivity and nutrient relationships in psammophytic versus epilithic forms of Bryopsidales (Chlorophyta): comparisons based on a short-term physiological assay},
  author={Mark M. Littler and Diane S. Littler},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={1990},
  volume={204-205},
  pages={49-55}
}
  • Mark M. Littler, Diane S. Littler
  • Published in Hydrobiologia 1990
  • Members of the green algal order Bryopsidales (= Caulerpales) are important calcifying agents of tropical reefs and comprise two fundamentally different life-form groups: (1) epilithic species with limited attachment structures and (2) psammophytic forms that have extensive subterranean rhizoidal systems. Because the shallow-water habitats of the former have relatively low nitrogen (N) to phosphorus (Pi) ratios compared to the pore waters of the sedimentary carbonate-rich substrata in which the… CONTINUE READING

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