Unformatted text preview: Mosses attach to their substrate with multicellular rhizoids. Mosses are found in a range of habitats, although moist and shady habitats are more common. Some mosses are found on rocks and in arid locations. As mentioned, mosses form huge masses in bogs throughout the world, and are the predominant vegetation in many arctic and alpine areas. Mosses are often epiphytes. Mosses absorb water and nutrients through their surface cells. Like most Bryophytes, mosses can desiccate, or dehydrate, for long periods without permanent damage....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '09