Variation and control of growth-form in the moss Hylocomium splendens

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Variation and control of growth-form in the moss Hylocomium splendens. / Ross, S E; Callaghan, T V; Sonesson, Mats; Sheffield, E.

In: Journal of Bryology, Vol. 23, 2001, p. 283-292.

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Ross, SE, Callaghan, TV, Sonesson, M & Sheffield, E 2001, 'Variation and control of growth-form in the moss Hylocomium splendens', Journal of Bryology, vol. 23, pp. 283-292.

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Ross, S. E., Callaghan, T. V., Sonesson, M., & Sheffield, E. (2001). Variation and control of growth-form in the moss Hylocomium splendens. Journal of Bryology, 23, 283-292.

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Ross, S E ; Callaghan, T V ; Sonesson, Mats ; Sheffield, E. / Variation and control of growth-form in the moss Hylocomium splendens. In: Journal of Bryology. 2001 ; Vol. 23. pp. 283-292.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Variation and control of growth-form in the moss Hylocomium splendens

AU - Ross, S E

AU - Callaghan, T V

AU - Sonesson, Mats

AU - Sheffield, E

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - The moss Hylocomium splendens has both sympodial and monopodial forms of growth. One aim of this study was to document the growth-form of shoots from different populations. A further aim was to discover the extent to which genetic or environmental factors determine whether monopodial or sympodial growth-form is predominant in a population. Switching between growth-forms within shoots occurs in most populations. Populations in forest habitats in temperate to mid-Arctic environments have predominantly sympodial shoots whereas shoots of populations from tundra habitats, in high-Arctic environments or at high altitudes, are predominantly monopodial. Transplant experiments showed that sympodial and monopodial shoots can respond plastically, by changing growth-form to some extent in different environments, and that high nutrient availability is an important environmental factor in promoting sympodial growth-form. However, even after 14 years, transplants did not show the same variation in growth-form as shoots in natural populations at the transplant sites. This suggests that populations are also genetically differentiated with respect to growth-form.

AB - The moss Hylocomium splendens has both sympodial and monopodial forms of growth. One aim of this study was to document the growth-form of shoots from different populations. A further aim was to discover the extent to which genetic or environmental factors determine whether monopodial or sympodial growth-form is predominant in a population. Switching between growth-forms within shoots occurs in most populations. Populations in forest habitats in temperate to mid-Arctic environments have predominantly sympodial shoots whereas shoots of populations from tundra habitats, in high-Arctic environments or at high altitudes, are predominantly monopodial. Transplant experiments showed that sympodial and monopodial shoots can respond plastically, by changing growth-form to some extent in different environments, and that high nutrient availability is an important environmental factor in promoting sympodial growth-form. However, even after 14 years, transplants did not show the same variation in growth-form as shoots in natural populations at the transplant sites. This suggests that populations are also genetically differentiated with respect to growth-form.

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VL - 23

SP - 283

EP - 292

JO - Journal of Bryology

JF - Journal of Bryology

SN - 1743-2820

ER -