Highlights in Seagrasses’ Phylogeny, Physiology, and Metabolism: What Makes Them Special?

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/1624
dc.identifier.uri http://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/1649
dc.contributor.author Papenbrock, Jutta
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-14T13:02:21Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-14T13:02:21Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Papenbrock, Jutta: Highlights in Seagrasses’ Phylogeny, Physiology, and Metabolism: What Makes Them Special?. In: ISRN Botany 2012 (2012), Nr. 7, 103892. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5402/2012/103892
dc.description.abstract The marine seagrasses form an ecological and therefore paraphyletic group of marine hydrophilus angiosperms which evolved three to four times from land plants towards an aquatic and marine existence. Their taxonomy is not yet solved on the species level and below due to their reduced morphology. So far also molecular data did not completely solve the phylogenetic relationships. Thus, this group challenges a new definition for what a species is. Also their physiology is not well understood due to difficult experimental in situ and in vitro conditions. There remain several open questions concerning how seagrasses adapted secondarily to the marine environment. Here probably exciting adaptation solutions will be detected. Physiological adaptations seem to be more important than morphological ones. Seagrasses contain several compounds in their secondary metabolism in which they differ from terrestrial plants and also not known from other taxonomic groups. Some of these compounds might be of interest for commercial purposes. Therefore their metabolite contents constitute another treasure of the ocean. This paper gives an introduction into some of the most interesting aspects from phylogenetical, physiological, and metabolic points of view. eng
dc.description.sponsorship DAAD
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher New York, NY : Hindawi Publishing Corporation
dc.relation.ispartofseries ISRN Botany 2012 (2012), Nr. 7
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subject seagrass eng
dc.subject morphology eng
dc.subject marine hydrophilus angiosperms eng
dc.subject.ddc 570 | Biowissenschaften, Biologie ger
dc.title Highlights in Seagrasses’ Phylogeny, Physiology, and Metabolism: What Makes Them Special?
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 2090-8598
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.5402/2012/103892
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 7
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 2012
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 103892
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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