Effects of metals on growth, morphology, and reproduction of Ceratodon purpureus

Journal Article

Gametophytic plants from six populations were grown on substrates with varied degrees of heavy-metal contamination in order to assess the effects of metal pollution on growth, leaf size, and formation of archegonia and antheridia. Plants from several populations that originated in uncontaminated habitats grew as well on mine soil as plants from a mine-site populations, suggesting an absence of ecotypic differentiation. -from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shaw, J; Jules, ES; Beer, SC

Published Date

  • 1991

Published In

  • Bryologist

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 270 - 277