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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (4): jeb190595.
Published: 25 February 2019
...Nicholas P. Burnett; M. A. R. Koehl ABSTRACT The resistance of macroalgae to damage by hydrodynamic forces depends on the mechanical properties of their tissues. Although factors such as water-flow environment, algal growth rate and damage by herbivores have been shown to influence various material...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (21): 3421–3432.
Published: 1 November 2008
... to experience none of the disadvantages of segmentation. Such seaweeds would resemble fleshy macroalgae. That intergenicula are not infinitely short suggests that complete decalcification might be disadvantageous. For example, calcification minimizes the impact of herbivores on coralline fronds( Steneck, 1986...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (21): 3433–3441.
Published: 1 November 2008
... adaptation biomechanics breaking stress Calliarthron decalcification drag flexibility geniculum intertidal macroalgae material properties The intertidal zone of rocky shores is a hydrodynamically stressful environment, where breaking waves can generate water velocities greater than 25 m s...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (13): 2231–2243.
Published: 1 July 2007
...Katharine J. Mach; Benjamin B. Hale; Mark W. Denny; Drew V. Nelson SUMMARY Wave-swept macroalgae are subjected to large hydrodynamic forces as each wave breaks on shore, loads that are repeated thousands of times per day. Previous studies have shown that macroalgae can easily withstand isolated...
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J Exp Biol (2001) 204 (7): 1347–1360.
Published: 1 April 2001
... 2001 hydrodynamic force transient fluid force benthic organism compliance wave action macroalgae seaweed The mechanical properties of biological structures and their materials are among the most fundamental of the numerous factors that dictate how plants and animals survive...