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bryophyte

any plant of the division Bryophyta, a division containing the liverworts (see HEPATICAE and mosses (Musci). These plants do not possess a vascular system and there is always an ALTERNATION OF GENERATIONS with distinct SPOROPHYTE and GAMETOPHYTE generations.
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Local adaptations in bryophytes revisited: the genetic structure of the calcium-tolerant peatmoss Sphagnum warnstorfii along geographic and pH gradients.
Plant specimens were identified to species and distributed into 6 functional groups based on their taxonomy (bryophytes, deciduous shrubs, evergreen shrubs, forbs, graminoids, and lichens).
Betadiversity: Effect of geographical distance and environmental gradients on the rocky outcrop bryophytes. Cryptogamie Bryologie, 35(2), 133-163.
Dehydration rate determines the degree of membrane damage and desiccation tolerance in bryophytes. Physiol.
The bryophytes (mosses, liverworts and hornworts) stand for the second largest group of the simplest green land plants following angiosperms, and are phylogenetically placed between the algae and the pteridophytes.
All bryophytes recorded in the plantations were classified as follows: short-lived species or perennial species, based on Dier[beta]en [47].
For ammonia, the "critical level" was set as 1 ug/sq metre for bryophytes and lichens, and 3 ug/sq metre for other vegetation, such as grasslands.
Hoyer's solutions as a rapid permanent mounting medium for bryophytes. The bryologist 57: 242-244.
The phytochemistry of the Bryophytes has been ignored for a long time because of their morphological small size, unobtrusive position in the nature and difficult taxonomy.
Tim Lenton, a professor at the University of Exeter, and his team used computer simulations to explore early forms of plant on the planet, which were mostly simple bryophytes like moss.