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Title Photosynthesis in bryophytes and early land plants / edited by David T. Hanson and Steven K. Rice
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (342 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in photosynthesis and respiration ; volume 37
Advances in photosynthesis and respiration ; v. 37
Contents What Can We Learn From Bryophyte Photosynthesis? / David T. Hanson and Steven K. Rice -- Early Terrestrialization: Transition from Algal to Bryophyte Grade / Linda Graham, Louise A. Lewis, Wilson Taylor, Charles Wellman and Martha Cook -- Photosynthesis in Early Land Plants: Adapting to the Terrestrial Environment / John A. Raven and Dianne Edwards -- The Diversification of Bryophytes and Vascular Plants in Evolving Terrestrial Environments / Michael C. F. Proctor -- Best Practices for Measuring Photosynthesis at Multiple Scales / Steven K. Rice and J. Hans C. Cornelissen -- Diffusion Limitation and CO2 Concentrating Mechanisms in Bryophytes / David T. Hanson, Karen Renzaglia and Juan Carlos Villarreal -- Sunsafe Bryophytes: Photoprotection from Excess and Damaging Solar Radiation / Sharon A. Robinson and Melinda J. Waterman -- Chloroplast Movement in Higher Plants, Ferns and Bryophytes: A Comparative Point of View / Martina Königer -- Scaling Light Harvesting from Moss "Leaves" to Canopies / Ülo Niinemets and Mari Tobias -- Structural and Functional Analyses of Bryophyte Canopies / Steven K. Rice, David T. Hanson and Zach Portman -- Genetics and Genomics of Moss Models: Physiology Enters the Twenty-first Century / David J. Cove, Andrew C. Cuming -- Photosynthesis in Aquatic Bryophytes / Janice M. Glime -- Physiological Ecology of Peatland Bryophytes / Tomáš Hájek -- Interacting Controls on Ecosystem Photosynthesis and Respiration in Contrasting Peatland Ecosystems / Lawrence B. Flanagan -- Physiological Ecology of Tropical Bryophytes / Sebastian Wagner, Maaike Y. Bader and Gerhard Zotz -- Physiological Ecology of Dryland Biocrust Mosses / Kirsten K. Coe, Jed P. Sparks and Jayne Belnap -- Dominating the Antarctic Environment: Bryophytes in a Time of Change / Jessica Bramley-Alves, Diana H. King, Sharon A. Robinson and Rebecca E. Miller -- Opportunities in Bryophyte Photosynthesis Research / Steven K. Rice and David T. Hanson
Summary "Bryophytes, which are important constituents of ecosystems globally and often dominate carbon and water dynamics at high latitudes and elevations, were also among the pioneers of terrestrial photosynthesis. Consequently, in addition to their present day ecological value, modern representatives of these groups contain the legacy of adaptations that led to the greening of Earth. This volume brings together experts on bryophyte photosynthesis whose research spans the genome and cell through whole plant and ecosystem function and combines that with historical perspectives on the role of algal, bryophyte and vascular plant ancestors on terrestrialization of the Earth. The volume begins with an overview of what can be learned from bryophyte photosynthesis followed by the consideration of fossil, biogeochemical, systematic and comparative physiological evidence to understand three phases of terrestrialization: the transition to land from aquatic algal ancestors, the physiological adaptation of early land plants, and the diversification of plants and environments. Then the volume introduces new perspectives and reviews photosynthetic physiology across spatial and temporal scales in seven chapters that focus on the unique strategies of bryophytes in relation to genomics, carbon acquisition, chloroplast movement, photoprotection and canopy structure and on novel approaches to investigating bryophyte photosynthesis. After these perspectives, the volume emphasizes the ecological setting, showing how the photosynthetic physiology of bryophytes plays out within aquatic, peatland, tropical, dryland and Antarctic settings with discussions of implications of global change. Finally, the volume ends with a discussion of opportunities in bryophyte photosynthesis research and some useful resources. Overall, the eighteen well-illustrated chapters reveal unique physiological approaches to achieving carbon balance and dealing with environmental limitations and stresses that present an alternative, yet successful strategy for land plants"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bryophytes.
Form Electronic book
Author Hanson, David T., 1972- editor
Rice, Steven K., 1961- editor
ISBN 9789400769885 (electronic book)
9400769881 (electronic book)