Self-thinning and Size Inequality Dynamics in a Clonal Seaweed (sargassum Lapazeanum, Phaeophyceae)(1).

@article{Rivera2008SelfthinningAS,
  title={Self-thinning and Size Inequality Dynamics in a Clonal Seaweed (sargassum Lapazeanum, Phaeophyceae)(1).},
  author={M{\'o}nica Rivera and Ricardo A Scrosati},
  journal={Journal of phycology},
  year={2008},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
Fronds of clonal seaweeds with extensive holdfasts relative to frond size are known not to self-thin during growth, even in crowded stands. We tested whether frond self-thinning would occur for such a seaweed since these traits are more similar to those of unitary seaweeds, which do self-thin in crowded conditions. We used Sargassum lapazeanum Setch. et N. L. Gardner (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) from the Pacific coast of Mexico, for which we first confirmed its clonal nature by performing a… CONTINUE READING

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