The Illustrated Moss Flora of Antarctica

  title={The Illustrated Moss Flora of Antarctica},
  author={Philip Lightowlers},
  journal={Journal of Bryology},
  pages={143 - 144}
Molecular Data Suggest Long-Term in Situ Antarctic Persistence Within Antarctica's Most Speciose Plant Genus, Schistidium
This study assessed the diversity, richness and relative age divergences within Schistidium (Grimmiaceae, Bryophyta), the most species-rich plant genus in the Antarctic, as well as the plant genus containing most Antarctic endemic species, and investigated the continent-wide genetic diversity within the most common Antarctic representative of the genus. Expand
A contribution to the knowledge of bryophytes in polar areas subjected to rapid deglaciation: a case study from southeastern Spitsbergen
The paper provides a list of 54 species of bryophytes (48 mosses and six liverworts) collected from Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago (Norwegian Arctic), in 2016.Expand
Integrated analysis of intraspecific diversity in the bipolar moss Roaldia revoluta (Mitt.) P.E.A.S. Câmara & M. Carvalho-Silva (Bryophyta) in Antarctica
The data support the existence of two morphotypes of R. revoluta, and the results from CCA supported a relationship between the observed morphological variation and the local environmental characteristics of wind speed and minimum temperature. Expand
Characterisation of a deep-water moss from the perennially ice-covered Lake Vanda, Antarctica
Light and scanning electron microscopy of in vitro cultured specimens revealed adaptations to permanent submersion, including very thin cell walls, which may increase CO2 absorption under water, and the production of rhizoidal knots in contaminated, low-nutrient media, but not in axenic cultures, highlights the importance of freshwater ecosystems as refugia for biodiversity in Antarctica. Expand
Low genetic variation between South American and Antarctic populations of the bank-forming moss Chorisodontium aciphyllum (Dicranaceae)
Elevated genetic variation of C. aciphyllum was found in Elephant Island, suggesting this location to be a genetic hotspot for this species in the Antarctic, and a simple atmospheric transfer modeling approach was performed to study potential colonization rates of small or spore-dispersed organisms. Expand
Comparative study of moss diversity in South Shetland Islands and in the Antarctic Peninsula
Results suggested that harder climatic conditions determine lower diversity for the bryoflora in the South Shetland Islands. Expand
Moss-inhabiting diatoms from two contrasting Maritime Antarctic islands
This paper presents a meta-anatomy of Bryophyta & Thallophyta of Vinicna using a probabilistic approach and shows clear trends in growth and decline in numbers of fruit-bearing plants over time. Expand
The cosmopolitan moss Bryum argenteum in Antarctica: recent colonisation or in situ survival?
This is the first study to demonstrate in situ persistence of bryophytes in Antarctica throughout previous glaciation, and suggests multiple colonisation events of Antarctica by this species during several glacial cycles within the Pleistocene, Pliocene and possibly late Miocene. Expand
Molecular identification and phylogeny of an aquatic moss species in Antarctic lakes
Molecular and geohistorical evidence suggests that immigration of L. wilsonii into Antarctic lakes took place during the Holocene via long-distance dispersal from South America. Expand
Drepanocladus longifolius (Amblystegiaceae), an addition to the moss flora of King George Island, South Shetland Islands, with a review of Antarctic benthic mosses
The distribution of aquatic moss species and records in Antarctica is outlined and discussed and the nomenclature of previous reports clarified. Expand