microphyte

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mi·cro·phyte

 (mī′krə-fīt′)
n.
Any of various minute plants or other photosynthetic organisms, such as cyanobacteria and diatoms.

mi′cro·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

microphyte

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) an obsolete name for a bacterium
microphytic adj
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arguinensis in the Ria Formosa could be linked to the high productivity of this ecosystem, where a rich phytobenthos, of macrophytic and microphytic organisms (seagrass and diatoms) is located (Brito et al., 2009).
Eldridge DJ, Rosentreter R (1999) Morphological groups: A framework for monitoring microphytic crusts in arid landscapes.
They mainly exhibit a banded external structure, and well preserved microphytic facies mostly as thrombolytic, stromatolitic, spongy-larval and compact facies (Fig.
Slangen, "Soil hydrology is independent of microphytic crust cover: further evidence from a wooded semiarid australian rangeland," Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation, vol.
The soil surface was usually covered by plant litter (73 to 88% cover) but in WP it only provided 50% cover with microphytic crust contributing 37% cover.
Infiltration, penetration resistance and microphytic crust composition in contrasted microsites within a Mediterranean semi-arid steppe.
Simulated sheep trampling under low moisture conditions on monolith lysimeters collected from semi-arid grazing land increased erosion and bare ground and resulted in the loss of protective microphytic (lichen and moss) crusts (Eldridge 1998).
Short-term influence of tank tracks on vegetation and microphytic crusts in shrub-steppe habitat.
Infiltration, penetration resistence and microphytic crust composition in contrasted microsites within a Mediterranean semi-arid steppe.
In shallow estuaries, the mud snail Ilyanassa obsoleta may exert strong top-down forces on the biomass of microphytobenthos (1, 2), and nutrient availability in the sediments may also affect microphytic biomass (3, 4, 5, 6).