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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The results of this experiment suggest that both bottom-up and top-down processes can be potentially important controls of benthic microphytes in estuarine sediments.
time were used to calculate rates of change of the microphyte biomass in each cage.
Taxonomy and ecology of the endolithic microflora of reef corals with a review of the literature on endolithic microphytes. Ph.D.