In my last post on growing bryophytes in takeaway boxes, I said that my bryo cultures are not axenic monocultures. A good example is my tub of Mnium hornum, shown in the photo above, which has turned into little ecosystem. Last summer, I collected a small clump of M. hornum from the base of a … Continue reading Bryo-eating mites?
Recently I started growing bryophytes at home! I thought it would be a fun project and that it will provide me with material to play around with. Apart from the joy of growing something, there are several other good reasons for cultivating bryophytes. The cultivation of a species allows you to observe its development. Being … Continue reading Bryo cultivation – First attempts
Everybody seems to know that DNA, genes, and genomes are made up of the four letters A, T, G, and C. But how many of these are there in a genome? Do different species have different genome sizes? What is the situation in bryophytes? And, how much DNA is there in a whole bryophyte plant? … Continue reading How much DNA is there in a bryophyte?