fucoid


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Synonyms for fucoid

a fossilized cast or impression of algae of the order Fucales

any of various algae of the family Fucaceae

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Physical factors driving intertidal macroalgae distribution: physiological stress of a dominant fucoid at its Southern limit.
The two fucoid species which recruited (Fucus spiralis and Fucus vesiculosus) could not be distinguished due to their small size so their numbers were pooled.
The growth and gonad production of Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus, which is commercially harvested in western Japan, were greatest in fucoid beds, lower in beds dominated by the small red algae Acrosorium polyneurum and Chondrus spp.
Crustacea: Cirripedia) and three species of fucoid canopy algae.
Although Hewatt did not record algal species as thoroughly as invertebrates, we were able to document a massive decline in cover of Pelvetia compressa, a cosmopolitan fucoid alga that is typically more common in the southern part of its range.
We recently demonstrated that high water motion inhibits gamete release in fucoid algae (Serrao et al.
The intertidal zone is characterized by luxuriant canopies of fucoid algae (Fucus vesiculosus, F.
Near the proximal end of the peninsula is a boulder field protected from wave action that is dominated by the fucoid alga, Ascophyllum nodosum.
In our region, they occupy beds of the fucoid alga known as rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) in the intertidal zone where they feed on amphipods, copepods, and other invertebrates (Rangeley and Kramer 1995a).
1994), as well as in algal protists, among the fucoid seaweeds (Brawley, 1991).
Effects of grazers and algal competitors on fucoid colonization in tide pools.
Calcium buffer injections block fucoid egg development by facilitating calcium diffusion.
Briefly, classic zonation patterns are observed at BB: a high intertidal zone dominated by fucoid algae and barnacles, a mid-intertidal zone dominated by mussels (Mytilus californianus), and a low zone dominated by a mosaic of seaweeds and surfgrass species.
Thus, for example, a nonprey fucoid alga provided a habitat for ephemeral algae, the major food of littorine snails, and thereby indirectly helped maintain high snail density (e.
Some of the complex sugars in seaweed are referred to as fucoids (glucans), which may stimulate immune function.