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prop root

[′präp ‚rüt]
(botany)
A root that serves to support or brace the plant. Also known as brace root.
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The mangrove may be directly exposed or poisoned via adsorption of the toxic soluble fractions of PAHs through the pneumatophores and prop roots.
cystophora medusae can readily be found during the day at the mangrove edge, in between the prop roots in the top 20 cm of the water column.
Adventitious roots include roots developing at stem nodes as well as prop roots, which help support the stem.
mangle with subtidal prop roots occur on both windward (northeastern) and leeward (southwestern) shores of these cays.
Transects contained [greater than or equal to] 50 submerged Rhizophora prop roots.
Two other noteworthy findings were the occurrence of 10 isopod species in a relatively small area (250 square meters), and that three species coexist in the prop roots of the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangle.
All this is important, but what is swimming amongst those prop roots is no doubt the biggest reason why anglers come to the mangroves to fish.
prop roots in order to determine which diatom species may determine the structure of the epiphytic assemblage on mangrove prop roots.
2] segments were peeled off from submerged and exposed prop roots of red mangrove plants.
Their wakes rock the canoe and barrel down the bay like miniature tsunamis, breaking against the mangroves, flushing out the muck trapped in prop roots encrusted with barnacles.
The prey will forage near the edge as they can quickly attempt to hide in shallower water, in the seagrass or among the mangrove prop roots.
Vertical black bars on sheepshead and spadefish blend with mangrove prop roots, reef gorgonians, and, of course, dock pilings and channel markers.