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Sex expression, skewed sex ratios, and microhabitat distribution in the dioecious desert moss Syntrichia caninervis (Pottiaceae).
The moss Syntrichia caninervis is the dominant soil bryophyte in a blackbrush (Coleogyne ramosissima) community in the southern Nevada Mojave Desert, with a mean cover of 6.3%. A survey of the 10-haExpand
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Age and sex-specific rates of leaf regeneration in the Mojave Desert moss Syntrichia caninervis.
The extremely skewed female-biased sex ratio in the desert moss Syntrichia caninervis was investigated by assessing the regeneration capacity of detached leaves. Juvenile, green, yellow-green, andExpand
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Do the Sexes of the Desert Moss Syntrichia caninervis Differ in Desiccation Tolerance? A Leaf Regeneration Assay
Disparate sex ratios are a widespread pattern in dioecious bryophytes, with female‐biased ratios especially prevalent in arid environments. The absence of male plants in environments experiencingExpand
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The cost of realized sexual reproduction: assessing patterns of reproductive allocation and sporophyte abortion in a desert moss.
The desert moss Syntrichia caninervis exhibits one of the most skewed sex ratios in the plant kingdom, with female individuals far outnumbering male individuals (exceeding 14♀:1♂). The "cost of sexExpand
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Population sex ratios, sex‐specific clonal traits and tradeoffs among these traits in the liverwort Marchantia inflexa
Unisexual, female- or male-biased populations are common among some clonal plants. Within and among populations, the relative frequencies of males and females can be influenced by sex-specificExpand
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Sex expression and growth rates in natural populations of the desert soil crustal moss Syntrichia caninervis
Abstract The low elevation Mojave Desert cryptobiotic crust is dominated by the moss Syntrichia caninervis . In 16 populations of this moss, stem height and population were significantly associatedExpand
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Gender‐specific heat‐shock tolerance of hydrated leaves in the desert moss Syntrichia caninervis
Female plants of the moss Syntrichia caninervis are more common than male plants and are found in more thermally stressful habitats than male plants. We hypothesized that this distribution pattern isExpand
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A general model of local competition for space
Local competition for space across a wide array of taxa typically involves three mechanisms that we denote here as expansion (spreading into unoccupied habitat), lottery (replacing dead competitors),Expand
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Transplant survivorship of bryophyte soil crusts in the Mojave Desert.
Patches of the dominant biological soil crust moss (Syntrichia caninervis) in the Mojave Desert were subjected to transplant experiments to test the survivability of crustal transplantation due toExpand
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Does the silver moss Bryum argenteum exhibit sex-specific patterns in vegetative growth rate, asexual fitness or prezygotic reproductive investment?
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Expected life history trade-offs associated with sex differences in reproductive investment are often undetected in seed plants, with the difficulty arising from logistical issuesExpand
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