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endolithic

[¦en·də¦lith·ik]
(ecology)
Living within rocks, as certain algae and coral.
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My goal with this proposal is to establish a truly interdisciplinary expertise in the study of endolithic cyanobacteria by joining the skills and tools of the Garcia-Pichel lab (ASU-USA) and Biogeosciences lab (uB-France).
We ask whether, in numerous other lichens with a "heteromerous" thallus, photobiont layer mimics the bark-tissues of the endophloeodal habitat or the rock pores of the endolithic habitat.
A combined molecular and morphological approach to species delimitation in black-fruited, endolithic Caloplaca: high genetic and low morphological diversity.
Lichens, algae, and fungi can all live within rocks as endolithic organisms (Fyfe 1996; Krumbein & Dyer 1985; Urzi et al.
In addition, this species is affected by endolithic borings that damage the shell and reduce individual growth (Castro et al.
Based on the features of muscle scars in adult abalone, we provide evidence of a relation between individual size and the degree of infestation, which suggests that individuals supporting a high degree of endolithic infestation are affected in their individual growth and their maximum size.
Each abalone was evaluated for the degree of endolithic infestation, shell length, total weight, and muscle weight (except during the first survey, when total and muscle weight were not recorded).
Endolithic lichens that grow on hard limestone or dolomite and induce a jigsaw puzzle-like pattern of weathering (Danin et al.
Weathering patterns of hard limestone and dolomite by endolithic lichens and cyanobacteria: Supporting evidence for eolean origin of Terra-Rossa soil.
Most types of hard substrata provide a dead surface that is mainly populated by encrusting and endolithic colonizers.
Distribution and taxonomy of endolithic algae occurring in the shells of Crassostrea virginica in the lower James River, Virginia.