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Title: Biological control of phytoplankton by the subtropical submerged macrophytes Egeria densa and Potamogeton illinoensis: a mesocosm study
Authors: Vanderstukken, Maarten ×
Mazzeo, Nestor
Van Colen, Willem
Declerck, Steven A. J
Muylaert, Koenraad #
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: Blackwell Scientific Publications
Series Title: Freshwater Biology vol:56 issue:9 pages:1837-1849
Abstract: 1. In temperate regions, submerged macrophytes can hamper phytoplankton blooms. Such an effect could arise directly, for instance via allelopathy, or indirectly, via competition for nutrients or the positive interaction between submerged macrophytes and zooplankton grazing. However, there is some evidence that the positive interaction between submerged macrophytes and zooplankton grazing is less marked in warmer regions, where the interaction is less well studied, and that negative effects of higher water plants on phytoplankton biomass are weaker.
ISSN: 0046-5070
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biology, Campus Kulak Kortrijk
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