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Soil aeration as an ecological factor governing mangrove zonation

Show simple item record Jayasekera, R. Lieth, H. 2015-03-04T06:14:19Z 2015-03-04T06:14:19Z 1993
dc.identifier Botany en_US
dc.identifier.citation Jayasekera, R. and Lieth, H. (1993). Soil aeration as an ecological factor governing mangrove zonation. In: Towards the Rational Use of High Salinity Tolerant Plants, Vol. 1: Deliberatitons About High Salinity Tolerant Plants and Ecosystems (eds. Lieth, H. and Massoum, A. Al.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 231-236 pp. en_US
dc.description.abstract The growth of both Rhizophora mangle L. and Rhizophora mucronata Lamk. in saline sand was highly promoted by flooded, reducing conditions in comparison to drained, aerobic conditions, showing the strong tolerance of Rhizophora seedlings to waterlogging and salinity. Under well-drained conditions, both shoot and root systems of the plants showed strongly retarded and reduced growth and a profound inverse proportionality was also found between root growth and pot volume; roots of both species were distorted and showed lack of capillary rootlets. The morphology of the root systems was greatly affected by the culture conditions providing evidence for the ecological adaptability of the Rhizophora root system to a wide variety of environmental conditions. The results obtained are in good agreement with their position in the lower, flooded zone of natural mangrove communities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer-Netherlands en_US
dc.title Soil aeration as an ecological factor governing mangrove zonation en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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