Cultivation and use of bryophytes as experimental material

Bell, S. A.; Ashenden, T. W.; Rafarel, C. R.. 1991 Cultivation and use of bryophytes as experimental material. Bangor, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, 16pp. (Bangor Occasional Paper No.20)

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Bryophytes can be grown successfully if keptmoist, supplied with nutrients, and out of direct sunlight. They remain greener on peat than on sand. However, difficulties were encountered when attempting to grow mosses and liverworts in an unshaded glasshouse, in spring and summer. Even spraying hourly with water did not prevent scorching and desiccation. Growth can be measured using a variety of techniques; height measurement and shoot elongation from thread markers proved the most reliable

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Pre-2000 sections
ISSN: 0260-6925
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: scanned legacy working document
Additional Keywords: mosses, liverworts, growth
NORA Subject Terms: Botany
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 18 Dec 2008 11:27 +0 (UTC)

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