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Desiccation-tolerance in bryophytes: a review
Abstract Desiccation-tolerance (DT), the ability to lose virtually all free intracellular water and then recover normal function upon rehydration, is one of the most remarkable features ofExpand
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The influence of elevation, shrub species, and biological soil crust on fertile islands in the Mojave Desert, USA
We quantified soil nutrients and biological crust cover (bryophytes and lichens) under the canopies of three species of Mojave Desert shrubs and in interspaces between shrubs at three elevations toExpand
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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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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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Evidence of drought-induced stress on biotic crust moss in the Mojave Desert
Widespread bleaching (chlorosis) of patches of the dominant desert moss Syntrichia caninervis was observed across the northern Mojave Desert in the winter of 2002‐03 following an extended period ofExpand
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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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The Effects of Substrate Type, Surface Water Depth, and Flow Rate on Manganese Retention in Mesocosm Wetlands
A wetland mesocosm experiment was conducted to determine the effects on Mn retention of substrate type, surface water depth, and flow rate. The main objective of this experiment was to determine ifExpand
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