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Long-term monitoring of space competition among fluorescent and nonfluorescent sea anemones in the Mediterranean Sea
Wiedenmann, J.; Leutenegger, A.; Gundel, S.; Schmitt, F.; D'Angelo, C.; Funke, W. (2007). Long-term monitoring of space competition among fluorescent and nonfluorescent sea anemones in the Mediterranean Sea. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 87(4): 851-852. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407057050
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Wiedenmann, J.
  • Leutenegger, A.
  • Gundel, S.
  • Schmitt, F.
  • D'Angelo, C.
  • Funke, W.

Abstract
    The competition for space among fluorescent and nonfluorescent Anemonia species was monitored in the Mediterranean Sea in order to see whether the fluorescent species A. sulcata var. smaragdina was a better competitor in shallow water habitats. Over a period of 11 years, A. sulcata var. smaragdina convincingly out competed the nonfluorescent A. rustica. We thereby found support for the notion that the GFP-like pigments may increase competitive ability in anthozoans.

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