Genus: Zostera

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Zostera Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 968. 1753.

List of Zostera Species

References to Zostera

  • Ackerman, J. D. 1986. Mechanistic implications for pollination in the marine angiosperm Zostera marina. Aquatic Botany 24: 343-353.
  • Ackerman, J. D. 1997. Submarine pollination in the marine angiosperm Zostera marina (Zosteraceae) II. Pollen transport in flow fields and capture by stigmas. Amer. J. Bot. 84: 1110-1119.
  • Ackerman, J. D. 2002. Diffusivity in a marine macrophyte canopy: implications for submarine pollination and dispersal. Amer. J. Bot. 89: 1119-127.
  • Churchill, A. C. 1985. Flotation and dispersal of eelgrass seeds by gas bubbles. Estuaries 8: 352-354.
  • Cox, P. A.; Laushman, R. H.; Ruckelshaus, M. H. 1992. Surface and submarine pollination in the seagrass, Zostera marina. J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 109: 281-291.
  • DeCock, A. W. A. M.; Cock, A. W. A. M. 1980. Flowering, pollination and fruiting in Zosteria marina L. Aquatic Botany 9: 201-220.
  • Gagnon, P. S. 1980. Genetic identity of annual and perennial forms of Zostera marina L. Aquatic Botany 8: 157-162.
  • Harrison, P. G. 1979. Reproductive strategies in intertidal populations of two co-occurring seagrasses (Zostera spp.). Canad. J. Bot. 57: 2635-2638.
  • Hauxwell, J. 2001. Macroalgal canopies contribute to eelgrass (Zostera marina) decline in temperate estuarine ecosystems. Ecology 82: 1007-1022.
  • Hellquist, C. B.; Crow, G. E. 1980. Aquatic vascular plants of New England. Part 1. Zosteraceae, Potamogetonaceae, Zannichelliaceae, Najadaceae. New Hampshire Agric. Exp. Sta. Bull. 515. Vol. New Hampshire Agri. Exp. Sta. Bull. 515. New Hampshire Agri. Exp. Sta.. , 68 pages.
  • Ibarra-Obando, S. E.; Boudouresque, C. F.; Roux, M. 1997. Leaf dynamics and production of a Zostera marina bed near its southern distributional limit. Aquatic Botany 58: 99-112.
  • Koch, E. W.; Beer, S. 1996. Tides, light and distribution of Zostera marina in Long Island Sound, USA. Aquatic Botany 53: 97-107.
  • Les, D. H. 1988. Breeding systems, population structure, and evolution in hydrophilous angiosperms. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: 819-35.
  • Lynch, J. J.; Cottam, C. 1937. Status of eelgrass (Zostera marina) on the North Atlantic Coast. (15 pp.)
  • Olesen, B.; Sand-Jensen, K. 1994. Patch dynamics of eelgrass Zostera marina. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 106: 147-156.
  • Phillips, R. C. 1964. Comprehensive bibliography of Zostera marina.
  • Pickerell, C. 2007. Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) on Long Island: yesterday, today, and tomorrow (part 1). Long Island Botanical Society Newsletter 17: 1, 3-5.
  • Pickerell, C. 2007. Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) on Long Island: yesterday, today, and tomorrow (part II). Long Island Botanical Society Newsletter 17: 15-17.
  • Pickerell, C. H. 2005. Buoy-deployed seeding: demonstration of a new eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) planting method. Ecol. Engineering 25: 127-136.
  • Reusch, T. B. H. 1999. Microsatellite loci in eelgrass Zostera marina reveal marked polymorphism within and among populations. Molec. Ecol. 8: 317-321.
  • Rhode, J. M.; Duffy, J. E. 2004. Seed production from the mixed mating system of Chesapeake Bay (USA) eelgrass (Zostera marina; Zosteraceae). Amer. J. Bot. 91: 192-197.
  • Sand-Jensen, K. 2005. Contrasting oxygen dynamics in the freshwater isoetid Lobelia dortmanna and the marine seagrass Zostera marina. Ann. Bot. (London) 96: 613-623.
  • Setchell, W. A. 1933. A preliminary survey of the species of Zostera. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 19: 810-817.
  • Short, F. T.; Wyllie-Echeverria, S. 1996. Natural and human-induced disturbance of eelgrasses. Environ. Conserv. 23: 17-27.
  • Thayer, G. W. 1984. The ecology of eelgrass meadows of the Atlantic coast: a community profile.
  • Tomlinson, P. B.; Posluzny, U. 2001. Generic limits in the seagrass family Zosteraceae. Taxon 50: 429-437.
  • Udell, H. F. 1969. Productivity and nutrient values of plants growing in the salt marshes of the town of Hempstead, Long Island. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 96: 42-51.
  • Wyllie-Echeverria, S. 2003. Seed size variation within Zostera marina L. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 142: 281-288.
  • Wyllie-Echeverria, S.; Cox, P. A. 1999. The seagrass (Zostera marina [Zosteraceae]) industry of Nova Scotia (1907-1960). Econ. Bot. 53: 419-426.