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Environmental and internal control of seasonal growth in seaweeds

  • Klaus Lüning
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 85)

Abstract

Elaborate control systems activate and inactivate growth meristems of certain seaweeds so that their seasonal phases of growth and rest are exactly synchronized to the environmental annual course. Recent tank experiments with kelp species demonstrate the existence of endogenous, circannual clocks which are synchronized to the period of the natural year by the annual course of daylength.

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Laminariales growth rhythm circannual seasonal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Lüning
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  1. 1.Biologische Anstalt HelgolandHamburg 52Germany

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