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Laboratory culture of the seagrass, Halophila ovalis (R.Br.) Hooker f.


Bujang, Japar Sidik and Lim, Lai Huat and Zakaria, Muta Harah and Arshad, Aziz and Ogawa, Hisao (2008) Laboratory culture of the seagrass, Halophila ovalis (R.Br.) Hooker f. Marine Research in Indonesia, 33 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0079-0435


A small-culture system for growing of Halophila ovalis was developed. Plugs of explants were successfuly grown in the native substrate and under the light regime of -200 lmol m-2 S-l. The culturing of H. ovalis in the laboratory permitted observations on (i) the sustain growth and the development of the population, (ii) the reproductive biology (flowering,and fruiting) and (iii) the pattern of seedling development from seeds to mature plants. Plants increased in density via vegetative propagation and sexual reproduction. Plants produced male, female flowers and fruits. The presence of viable seeds and seedlings demonstrated the successful pollination and sexual reproduction of H. ovalis in culture. The morphology of progressive development of H. ovalis seedlings to juverrile or young plants for H. ovalis in culture is described.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
Keywords: Seagrass; Halophila ovalis; Laboratory culture; Phenology.
Depositing User: Norhazura Hamzah
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 03:15
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 07:23
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15406
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