Generational differences in response to desiccation stress in the desert moss Tortula inermis.

  title={Generational differences in response to desiccation stress in the desert moss Tortula inermis.},
  author={L. Stark and M. Oliver and B. Mishler and D. N. Mcletchie},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  volume={99 1},
  • L. Stark, M. Oliver, +1 author D. N. Mcletchie
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Annals of botany
  • BACKGROUND AND AIMS Active growth in post-embryonic sporophytes of desert mosses is restricted to the cooler, wetter months. However, most desert mosses have perennial gametophytes. It is hypothesized that these life history patterns are due, in part, to a reduced desiccation tolerance for sporophytes relative to gametophytes. METHODS Gametophytes with attached post-embryonic sporophytes of Tortula inermis (early seta elongation phenophase) were exposed to two levels of desiccation stress… CONTINUE READING
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