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Simulation of the clonal growth ofBostrychia radicans(Ceramiales-Rhodophyta) using Lindenmayer systems

Authors
Journal
Biosystems
0303-2647
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0303-2647(96)01681-4
Keywords
  • Bostrychia Radicans
  • Clonal Growth
  • Graphical Schemes
  • Lindenmayer Systems
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Abstract

Abstract A mathematical model for the clonal growth of the alga Bostrychia radicans was constructed based on architectural growth rules and Lindenmayer systems. The sequence of theoretical growth and invasive strategy of space is shown in several graphical schemes which represent different steps of the model. We postulate that Bostrychia radicans has a `phalanx' strategy of colonization (Lovett Doust, L. 1981. J. Ecol. 69, 743–755.) based on the biological interpretation of the model and field observations.

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