Plant part age and size affect sessile macrobenthic assemblages associated with a foliose red algae Phycodrys rubens in the White Sea

Alexandra Chava, Anna Artemieva, Eugeniy Yakovis

Результат исследований: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхстатьянаучнаярецензирование

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Номер статьи80
Число страниц21
ЖурналDiversity
Том11
Номер выпуска5
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СостояниеОпубликовано - 17 мая 2019

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Plant part age and size affect sessile macrobenthic assemblages associated with a foliose red algae Phycodrys rubens in the White Sea. / Chava, Alexandra ; Artemieva, Anna ; Yakovis, Eugeniy .

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Результат исследований: Научные публикации в периодических изданияхстатьянаучнаярецензирование

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