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macrophyte

[′mak·rə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A macroscopic plant, especially one in an aquatic habitat.
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Site-II: Central limnetic site representing the open water zone with a maximum depth and relatively a lesser density of macrophytic vegetation, the water at this site is relatively clear with a greater degree of visibility.
Hagen and Banks (1963) likewise reported no aquatic macrophytic vegetation in the Green and Yampa rivers and only sparse algae in the Yampa River near Echo Park.
We were interested in the nutritional value of the macrophytic remains, which are an important item in the floodplains of large rivers.
Abundance of odonates during monsoon period at St I, III and IV was directly related to the luxuriant macrophytic growth (Cronin et al, 2006)[78].
In this macrophytic lake 22 plant species have been recorded (Maemets 1968), among which Typha angustifolia, Phragmites communis, Equisetum limosum, Schoenoplectus lacustris and Carex are prevailing in the littoral zone.
Velasco J, Millan A, Vidal-Abarca MR, Suarez ML, Guerrero C, Ortega M (2003) Macrophytic, epipelic and epilithic primary production in a semiarid Mediterranean stream.
In both years, DIN, which includes the most readily assimilated nitrogen forms (ammonia and nitrate) necessary for periphytic and macrophytic growth, was higher in West Lake than in East Lake or either river (Table 3).
macrophytic plants that can be harvested for biofuel while still
Zaady E, Groffman PM, Shachak M (1996) Litter as a regulator of N and C dynamics in macrophytic patches in Negev desert soils.
This suggests the system receives an external source of carbon, possibly from leaf fall (creek and upper estuary) and emergent macrophytic communities (lower estuary) both seasonally and during high and low water years.