Crowding effect in marine macrophytic algae populations
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Crowding effect in natural populations of three species ofSargassum, subtidal marine macrophytic algae, was investigated by harvesting all plants within a 1×1 m or 0.5×0.5m quadrat located at depths of 3–5m in Tanabe Bay (33°41′N and 135°20′E).Sargassum populations conformed to the same 3/2 power law that holds in many terrestrial plant populations.
Key wordsCrowding effect 3/2 Power law Sargassum Subtidal marine macrophytic algae
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