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|Authors:||Deshmukhe, Geetanjali V.|
|Abstract:||Coilodesme japonica – a brown temperate algal species grows epiphytically on three marine algal host species namely Cystosiera hakodatensis, Sargassum confusum and Dictyopteris divaricata. The distribution pattern, phenology and host-specificity in the field was studied. Out of the 3 hosts, C. hakodatensis was most favoured host by C. japonica (100% by May) followed by S. confusum. The least favourite host was D. divaricata (only 5% were epiphytized). The rhizoidal portion was less epiphytized in both the cases. Maximum number of C. japonica thalli and biomass were found on the size class 3 and 4. Host surface, age and biochemistry play important role in the C. japonica distribution and biomass colonization.|
|ISSN:||0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJMS Vol.30(3) [September 2001]|
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