ANOMALOUS PNEUMATOPHORES AND ADVENTITIOUS ROOTS OF AVICENNIA-MARINA (FORSSK) VIERH MANGROVES 2 YEARS AFTER THE 1991 GULF-WAR OIL-SPILL IN SAUDI-ARABIA

Autor(en): BOER, B
Stichwörter: Environmental Sciences; Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Marine & Freshwater Biology
Erscheinungsdatum: 1993
Herausgeber: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Journal: MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN
Volumen: 27
Startseite: 207
Seitenende: 211
Zusammenfassung: 
This paper describes the response of Avicennia marina pneumatophores and adventitious roots due to oiling. Under natural conditions Avicennia is characterized by pencil-shaped serial pneumatophores which project vertically from the sediment surface (Jenik, 1978). Some of the oil contaminated mangrove plants on the Gulf coast following the 1991 Gulf War oil spill developed a high number of branched pneumatophores and adventitious roots, if the aerial roots were not totally covered with bitumen. This phenomenon is related to the degree of oiling.
ISSN: 0025326X
DOI: 10.1016/0025-326X(93)90026-G

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