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Contemporary Research on Bryophytes

  • ID: 4986830
  • Book
  • January 2020
  • 200 Pages
  • Bentham Science Publishers Ltd
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This reference provides information about recent trends in bryology in parts of India, tropical rainforests and arctic regions. Bryophytes are the earliest land plants and quite fascinating in their overall diversity. All through its history, bryological study has contributed considerably to the field of plant sciences, for instance, the discovery of sex chromosomes in plants.

The study of bryophytes is fundamental to our understanding of land plant evolution, and the latest progress in molecular phylogenetics and genomics have given researchers a clear depiction of land colonization of plants and subsequent terrestrial progression. Ecologically, the importance of bryophytes for the participation in biogeochemical cycles, in particular carbon cycle is now appreciated. Further, there has been an escalating interest in the conservation biology of bryophytes.

The contributors have put forward holistic information regarding current research scenario of bryology in a range of environments to readers learning about research in applied bryology. The compilation of reviews presents reported findings related to various aspects of the subject, such as, conservation, diversity, tissue culture, bio-monitoring, computational bryology, molecular bryology, and species.

Botanists and bryologists will receive updated information that will be valuable for their research work. The reader-friendly text is also suitable for beginners in applied plant science.

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Chapter 1

  • In Vitro Growth Pattern of Moss Drummondia Stricta (Mitt.) Müll. Hal. (Orthotrichaceae) in Different Hormonal Concentrations

Chapter 2

  • Bryophytes and Their Associates in South Shetland Islands Antarctica

Chapter 3

  • Computational Resources for Bryology

Chapter 4

  • The Utility of Molecular Sequence Data in Phylogenetic Analysis of Bryoflora

Chapter 5

  • An Overview of the Family Calymperaceae (Bryophyta) in Western Ghats With Special Reference to Kerala and Its Status in India

Chapter 6

  • Bryodiversity of Wilson Hill and Surrounding Area of Valsad, Gujarat

Chapter 7

  • Analysis of Microsatellites in Mitochondrial Genome of Aneura Pinguis (L.) Dumort

Chapter 8

  • Bryophytes as Indicators of Human Disturbances in Tropical Rain Forests

Chapter 9

  • An Account of Genus Porella (Dill.) L. (Porellaceae, Marchantiophyta) in Nilgiri Hills, Western Ghats

Chapter 10

  • Habitat Range of Bryophytes: a Pictorial Representation

Chapter 11  

  • Bryodiversity, Threats, and Conservation of Liverworts and Hornworts of Kolhapur District (Maharashtra), India

Chapter 12

  • Fissidentaceae: a Tiny Fern Moss Family

Subject Index

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