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fucoid

[′fyü‚kȯid]
(geology)
A tunnellike marking on a sedimentary structure identified as a trace fossil but not referred to a described genus.
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The phylogeographic architecture of the fucoid seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum: an intertidal 'marine tree' and survivor of more than one glacial-interglacial cycle.
Herbivory by Littorina littorea significantly inhibited the recruitment of fucoid seaweeds in all treatment types (Fig.
Hence, we conclude that the growth in the kelp beds was slightly slower than in fucoid beds at the climax stage and faster than in algal turf at the seral stage.
Food of the sea urchins Strongylocentrotus nudus and Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus associated with vertical distribution in fucoid beds and crustose coralline fiats in northern Honshu, Japan.
No other fucoid algae were observed along the transect.
Cover of foliose fucoid algae, especially Pelvetia compressa, apparently has decreased at HMS since the 1930s.
In this paper we investigate how water motion is perceived by fucoid algae.
Fucoid algae release male and female gametangia (antheridia and oogonia) through multicellular pores to the surface of the alga from spherical, subepidermal conceptacles present throughout the reproductive tissue (receptacles, Fritsch 1945).
By grazing ephemeral filamentous algae, periwinkles facilitate colonization of larger fleshy macroalgae, such as fucoids and Chondrus crispus (Lubchenco 1980, Lubchenco 1983, Scheibling et al.
Both the depolarization of the oocyte plasma membrane and the polyspermy block in the marine invertebrates and fucoid seaweeds are known to be suppressed in low-sodium ASW (Gould-Somero et al.
The fast block against polyspermy in fucoid algae is an electrical block.
This indirectly allowed fucoid algae, with associated epiphytes and herbivores, to dominate space on the rock (see Appendix 1, web 13), The fucoid canopy was not continuous, however, and large patches of substratum lacked an algal overstory (Menge 1976).