Sanionia uncinata (Hedw.) loeske as bioindicator of metal pollution in polar regions

  title={Sanionia uncinata (Hedw.) loeske as bioindicator of metal pollution in polar regions},
  author={A. Samecka-Cymerman and B. Wojtun and K. Kolon and A. Kempers},
  journal={Polar Biology},
The length of gametophytes in the moss Sanionia uncinata and concentrations of the elements Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Na, Ni, Pb, V and Zn in this moss and in the parent rock material were measured in West Spitsbergen (Svalbard). Samples were collected at different distances from the seashore from pure colonies in a wet moss tundra, a moderately wet moss and herb tundra, and a dry rock and terrestrial tundra. Not any statistical relation (PCCA) between concentration of elements in mosses and type… Expand

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