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for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 121 Issue 2, Summer 2005
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Phragmites australis, also known as common reed, is a major invasive species that inhabits much of the coastal marshland in the southeastern United States. This study examined the viability of using combined remote sensing and GIS techniques to improve accuracy in the mapping and management of the reed in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, located near the North Carolina and Virginia border.
There are sixteen species of the red algal order Rhodymeniales reported from North Carolina waters, but there has been confusion over their taxonomic rank and classification. Phylogenetic analyses reveal a number of species differences, suggesting that Asteromenia is not a monotypic genus.
Various theories have attempted to explain color abnormalities in the southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma). Specimens of southern flounder were collected in Core Sound, North Carolina and examined. Observations contradict previous theories and suggest ambicoloration and abnormalities may be the result of other developmental factors.
Distributions and sizes are presented for three species of soapfishes and one razorfish documented to occur in North Carolinian waters. Unexplained gaps exist between early and recent captures of soapfishes and razorfishes.
The wood-feeding cockroach Cryptocercus harbors wood-digesting protists related to those in the guts of termites. The protest symbionts of a population of Cryptocercus from northeast Georgia were examined to determine if species-specific bacteria are associated with the protists.