* Corresponding author Keywords: Bryopsidales; hurricane; synchronous sexual reproduction; thermal anomaly. Synchronous conspecific gamete release by siphonous green algae has been considered equivalent to coral mass spawning events (Clifton 1997, Hay 1997). Gametes of one to several species of these algae are released at dawn in pulses lasting between 5 and 20 min (Clifton 1997). Apart from Clifton's work (op. cit., Clifton and Clifton 1999), little is known of the phenology of these algae, possibly because the reproductive process is so rapid. The thalli achieve fertility within 36 to 96 h, depending on the species (Clifton and Clifton 1999). Within the subsequent 12 to 96 h, there is total disintegration of the thalli (holocarpy: Clifton and Clifton 1999). In Panama, peak seasonal reproduction was between March and June (Clifton 1997), and Vroom et al. (2003) reported reproductive thalli of Halimeda tuna (Ellis et Solander) Lamour. on reefs in Florida Keys between late August and mid-September in different years. Our study area, Puerto Morelos reef lagoon (208509 N, 868509 W) in the Mexican Caribbean Sea, was visited at least once a month from 1998 until the present, and gametangiabearing thalli of Halimeda incrassata (Ellis) Lamour. were seen on January
Botanica Marina – de Gruyter
Published: Jul 1, 2006
Keywords: Bryopsidales; hurricane; synchronous sexual reproduction; thermal anomaly
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera