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Some implications of plant size in monotypic and polytypic populations of Fucus spiralis

Scott, G. W.; Shaw, J. H.; Hull, S. L.; Pickaert, C.; Burlak, A. M.

Authors

J. H. Shaw

Dr Sue Hull S.Hull@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology and Ecology/ Programme Director, Marine Biology

C. Pickaert

A. M. Burlak



Abstract

Plant size and aspects of the reproductive potential of monotypic and polytypic populations of Fucus spiralis and Fucus spiralis forma nanus were compared. The two formae were distinct, but the differences between them were less pronounced where they co-occurred, suggesting the possibility of a level of inter-forma gene flow. Fucus spiralis f. nanus plants pay a potential reproductive cost in that they produce smaller eggs than F. spiralis, but the two formae appear to have similar levels of total reproductive output (eggs per unit of receptacle tissue).

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2000-04
Journal JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
Print ISSN 0025-3154
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 80
Issue 2
Pages 359-360
APA6 Citation Scott, G. W., Shaw, J. H., Hull, S. L., Pickaert, C., & Burlak, A. M. (2000). Some implications of plant size in monotypic and polytypic populations of Fucus spiralis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 80(2), 359-360. doi:10.1017/S0025315499001952
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315499001952
Keywords Aquatic Science