Early morning photosynthesis of the moss Tortula ruralis following summer dew fall in a Hungarian temperate dry sandy grassland

@article{Csintalan2004EarlyMP,
  title={Early morning photosynthesis of the moss Tortula ruralis following summer dew fall in a Hungarian temperate dry sandy grassland},
  author={Zsolt Csintalan and Zolt{\'a}n de Tak{\'a}cs and Michael C. F. Proctor and Zoltan Kalman Nagy and Zoltan Dr Tuba},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={151},
  pages={51-54}
}
Air temperature and humidity, moss surface temperature, moss water content, and photosynthetically active radiation were measured through a clear dry night and early morning in July 1998; CO2 gas exchange of the moss was measured by infra-red gas analysis. The measurements showed progressive absorption of water by the moss through much of the night. The moss reached sufficient water content for about 1.5 h of positive net CO2 uptake immediately after dawn. The cumulative net carbon balance on… 

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