traits_to_mfg {algaeClassify}R Documentation

Assign MFG based on binary functional traits and taxonomy (Class and Order)

Description

Assign MFG based on binary functional traits and taxonomy (Class and Order)

Usage

traits_to_mfg(flagella = NA, size = NA, colonial = NA,
  filament = NA, centric = NA, gelatinous = NA, aerotopes = NA,
  class = NA, order = NA)

Arguments

flagella

1 if flagella are present, 0 if they are absent.

size

Character string: 'large' or 'small'. Classification criteria is left to the user.

colonial

1 if typically colonial growth form, 0 if typically unicellular.

filament

1 if dominant growth form is filamentous, 0 if not.

centric

1 if diatom with centric growth form, 0 if not. NA for non-diatoms.

gelatinous

1 mucilagenous sheath is typically present, 0 if not.

aerotopes

1 if aerotopes allowing buoyancy regulation are typically present, 0 if not.

class

Character string: The taxonomic class of the species

order

Character string: The taxonomic order of the species

Value

A character string of the species' morphofunctional group

Examples

traits_to_mfg(flagella = 1,size = "large",colonial = 1,filament = 0,centric = NA,gelatinous = 0,
               aerotopes = 0,class = "Euglenophyceae",order = "Euglenales")

[Package algaeClassify version 1.2.0 Index]