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Helgoland Marine Research

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Effect of salinity on the growth ofDasya pedicellata

  • S. Nygren1
Helgoländer wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen20:BF01609894


1. Isolated cells from disintegrated monosiphonous branches of the rhodophyceanDasya pedicellata are able to grow into fully developed plants and to perform vegetative propagation.

2. Cultures of germlings from those cells, as well as carpospores and tetraspores, attain maximum growth rates in salinities lower than that of normal sea water.

3. In spite of its sublittoral occurrence,Dasya pedicellata tolerates a wide range of salinities.


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