The temperature acclimation potential of tropical bryophytes.

  title={The temperature acclimation potential of tropical bryophytes.},
  author={Sebastian Wagner and Gerhard Zotz and Maaike Y. Bader},
  journal={Plant biology},
  volume={16 1},
Bryophyte biomass and diversity in tropical moist forests decrease dramatically from higher altitudes towards the lowlands. High respiratory carbon losses at high temperatures may partly explain this pattern, if montane species are unable to acclimatise their metabolic rates to lowland temperatures. We transplanted ten bryophyte species from two altitudes (1200 and 500 m a.s.l.) to lower (warmer) altitudes (500 m and sea level) in Panama. We studied short-term temperature acclimation of CO2… CONTINUE READING
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