fucoid


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fu·coid

 (fyo͞o′koid′)
adj.
Of or belonging to the order Fucales, which includes brown algae such as gulfweed and rockweed.
n.
1. A member of the order Fucales.
2. A fossilized cast or impression of such an organism.

fucoid

(ˈfjuːkɔɪd)
adj
(Plants) of, relating to, or resembling seaweeds of the genus Fucus
n
(Plants) any seaweed of the genus Fucus

fu•coid

(ˈfyu kɔɪd)

adj.
1. resembling or related to seaweeds of the genus Fucus.
n.
2. a fucoid seaweed.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fucoid - a fossilized cast or impression of algae of the order Fucales
Fucales, order Fucales - coextensive with the family Fucaceae
fossil - the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil
2.fucoid - any of various algae of the family Fucaceae
brown algae - algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
family Fucaceae, Fucaceae - small family of brown algae: gulfweeds; rockweeds
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Survival of fucoid embryos in the intertidal zone depends upon developmental stage and microhabitat.
Growth and gonad production of the sea urchin Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus in the fucoid bed and algal turf in northern Japan.
Prior to 1982, the large (20-30 cm) fucoid alga Bifurcaria galapagensis (Piccone & Grunow) Womersley 1964 was common and abundant in low intertidal and shallow subtidal waters in the Western and Southern regions, sometimes dominating the intertidal and creating mono-specific stands (Wellington, 1975).
Food of the sea urchins Strongylocentrotus nudus and Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus associated with vertical distributions in fucoid beds and crustose coralline flats in northern Honshu, Japan.
Moreover, a fucoid community may exert a negative feedback on the nutrient enrichment even under short-term exposure (Bergstrom et al.
Fucoid assemblages on the North coast of Spain: past and present (1977-2007).
As is common of most rocky estuaries in the Gulf of Maine, its banks are characterized by a dense canopy of the large fucoid alga, Ascophyllym nodosum (see Plate 1).
For example, growth and gonad production of Strongylocentrotus nudus, which is commercially harvested in northern Japan, are greatest in kelp beds, followed by fucoid beds and small perennial algal turf beds such as those formed by the red alga Chondrus ocellatus, and least in Crustose coralline dominated "barren" beds (Agatsuma, 1997; Sano et al.
Phenotypic differentiation at southern limit borders: the case study of two fucoid macroalgal species with different life-history traits.
Experiments with artificial reefs show four seral stages: colonization by small annuals and crustaceous algae at the pioneer stage, crustose algae at the early stage, small perennials at the late stage, and Eisenia bicyclis and fucoid beds at the climax stage (Taniguchi 1996, Nakabayashi & Taniguchi 2003).