The hygroscopic moisture of mosses in bogs of Tomsk oblast

The hygroscopic moisture of mosses in bogs of Tomsk oblast ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 299–301. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2008. Original Russian Text © I.A. Goncharova, 2008, published in Ekologiya, 2008, No. 4, pp. 315–317. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS I. A. Goncharova Sukachev Institute of Forestry, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Akademgorodok, Krasnoyarsk, 660036 Russia e-mail: Received May 31, 2006 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413608040103 Key words: green mosses, sphagnum mosses, hygroscopic moisture. Mosses have efficiently adapted to dehydration and et Mohr., Helodium blandowii (Web. et Mohr.) Warnst., can resume normal functioning after the water deficit is and Pseudobryum cinclidioides (Hueb.) T. Kop. over, without any noticeable harmful consequences. The species composition of the mosses was deter- Each live cell of moss can survive long-term drying to mined using the Key to Leafy Mosses of Tomsk Oblast the air-dry weight in a plasmolyzed state (Tumanov, (Mul’diyarov, 1990); the specimens were examined by 1929). The amount of hygroscopic moisture (water that means of an MBS-9 binocular magnifying glass and an ensures the survival of dehydrated mosses and is MBI-3 microscope. The names of the mosses are indi- released upon heating at 100–105°C) varies in different cated according to Ignatov and Afonina’s (1992) anno- species of Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

The hygroscopic moisture of mosses in bogs of Tomsk oblast

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