(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: A test of apical dominance in Macrocystis pyrifera
Student Author(s): Rothwell, Jennifer
Faculty Advisor(s): Wagenbach, Gary
Location: Research Reports Carleton College Biology 212
Date: November 1983
Abstract: Young Macrocystis pyrifera were tested for apical dominance. Plants were under a meter in height, all with just two fronds. One scimitar from each plant was removed on all but the control plant. Elongation of the laminae over a 9 day trial was measured and compared. No statistically significant differences at the 95% level of significance were found between the fronds with and without scimitars.