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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 (2006) 209 (9): 1678–1689.
Published: 1 May 2006
..., the cortex surrounding the decalcified cells ruptures to reveal the mature geniculum. In Calliarthron , this decalcification process must strike a balance between providing flexibility and catastrophically weakening the fronds. Besides functioning as joints, genicula may, of necessity, act as weak breakage...