Seagrasses

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Abstract

Seagrasses are angiosperms restricted to marine life. They encompass a limited set of closely related species which have successfully colonized the coastal areas across the coastal ocean from intertidal areas to depths in excess of 50 m in the clearest waters, except for polar seas, from which they are absent. This article provides a comprehensive view of seagrass diversity by examining the origin and current distribution of seagrasses, the controls on seagrass species and genetic diversity and their functions in the ecosystem, and threats to the sustainability of seagrass biodiversity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biodiversity
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: Organisms
EditorsSamuel M. Scheiner
PublisherElsevier
PagesV2-745-V2-758
Edition3
ISBN (Electronic)9780128225622
ISBN (Print)9780323984348
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

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