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Article Title

A General Allometric Model for Blade Production in Zostera marina L.

Volume

97

Issue

1

First Page

39

Last Page

48

Abstract

We introduce a generalized allometric model to express leaf dry weight in terms of leaf width and size in Zostera marina L. A formal justification of the derived model is presented. For the statistical validation we used data collected on two well defined strata over a period of one year. A comparison of the results using an independent data set was also performed. Applications of the model to estimate average leaf production are illustrated as well.