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Genetic diversity in the moss Pohlia nutans on geothermal ground of Mount Rittmann, Victoria Land, Antarctica

Skotnicki, Mary; Bargagli, R; Ninham, J

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The only known population of the moss Pohlia nutans in continental Antarctica occurs on geothermally heated ground of volcanic Mt. Rittmann in northern Victoria Land. Colonisation by this bryophyte is due to peculiar environmental characteristics of the geothermal ground, because mosses do not normally grow in Antarctica at such elevations. Specimens from several moss patches within two sites of 80 m2 total area were analysed genetically to determine whether they all originated from a single...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/88219
Source: Polar Biology

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