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Development of a transplantation technique of Cystoseira amentacea var. stricta and Cystoseira compressa
Susini, M.L.; Mangialajo, L.; Thibaut, T.; Meinesz, A. (2007). Development of a transplantation technique of Cystoseira amentacea var. stricta and Cystoseira compressa, in: Relini, G. et al. (Ed.) Biodiversity in Enclosed Seas and Artificial Marine Habitats: Proceedings of the 39th European Marine Biology Symposium, held in Genoa, Italy, 21-24 July 2004. Developments in Hydrobiology, 193: pp. 241-244
In: Relini, G.; Ryland, J. (Ed.) (2007). Biodiversity in Enclosed Seas and Artificial Marine Habitats: Proceedings of the 39th European Marine Biology Symposium, held in Genoa, Italy, 21-24 July 2004. Developments in Hydrobiology, 193. European Marine Biology Symposia, 39. ISBN 978-1-4020-6155-4. 271 pp., more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more

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  • Susini, M.L.; Mangialajo, L.; Thibaut, T.; Meinesz, A. (2007). Development of a transplantation technique of Cystoseira amentacea var. stricta and Cystoseira compressa. Hydrobiologia 580(1): 241-244. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-006-0449-9, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Algae; Transplantation techniques; Cystoseira amentacea var. stricta Montagne, 1846 [WoRMS]; Cystoseira C.Agardh, 1820 [WoRMS]; Cystoseira compressa (Esper) Gerloff & Nizamuddin, 1975 [WoRMS]; Cystoseiraceae [WoRMS]; MED, Western Mediterranean [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Susini, M.L., more
  • Mangialajo, L.
  • Thibaut, T.
  • Meinesz, A.

Abstract
    On the North-Western Mediterranean coastline, the genus Cystoseira (Fucales) has a key role on upper infralittoral community structure. Cystoseira amentacea var. stricta and C. compressa are the most common superficial Cystoseira species. In this area, the coastline is subjected to a strong anthropogenic pressure which has caused severe Cystoseira population decreases. The present study consists in the development of a cheap and easy to use transplantation technique of C. amentacea var. stricta and C. compressa in order to either restore former natural populations or help their settlement on artificial substrates. The thalli were fixed with epoxy glue in holes made by a drill. The success of the technique was assessed by counting the number of remaining transplanted thalli after 3 weeks, 3 months and 6 months. Results were found encouraging with 75% of survival for both species after 6 months. Moreover fertile fronds were observed on the transplanted thalli showing the harmlessness of the technique.

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