microphyte


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microphyte

[′mī·krə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A microscopic plant.
A dwarfed plant due to unfavorable environmental conditions.
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1d to suggest that 1) lower snail densities allowed increases in microphytobenthic biomass (note the position of the dashed horizontal line showing no change), and 2) snail densities exceeding the ambient of 97 snails per cage reduced microphyte biomass.
1d, the response of microphyte biomass to fertilization was not significantly larger at lower snail densities (Fig.
To measure the response of benthic microphytes to fertilization and snail density treatments, six core samples were taken from each cage at each sampling date.
Epuration des eaux usees par lagunage a microphytes et a macrophytes en Afrique de l'ouest et du centre: etat des lieux, performances epuratoires et criteres de dimensionnement.
Diurnal variation of denitrification and nitrification in sediments colonized by benthic microphytes.
Taxonomy and ecology of the endolithic microflora of reef corals with a review of the literature on endolithic microphytes.