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Title:  Phenology of brown alga Coilodesme japonica (Phaeophyta, Dictyosiphonales) with respect to the host-specificity along Muroran coast, North Pacific Ocean, Japan
Authors: Deshmukhe, Geetanjali V.
Tatewaki, M.
Issue Date: Sep-2001
Publisher: CSIR
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.
Page(s): 161-165
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Source:IJMS Vol.30(3) [September 2001]

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