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, Volume 99, Issue 3, pp 319–321 | Cite as

Crowding effect in marine macrophytic algae populations

  • Toshihiko Hara
  • Fumito Koike
  • Kiyoshi Matsui
Short Communication

Abstract

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 words

Crowding effect 3/2 Power law Sargassum Subtidal marine macrophytic algae 

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© The Botanical Society of Japan 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshihiko Hara
    • 1
  • Fumito Koike
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Matsui
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Plant Ecological Studies, Faculty of ScienceKyoto UniversityKyoto

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