Taxonomic Studies In The Aquatic Moss Genus PLATYHYPNIDIUM (BRACHYTHECIACEAE)

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Justin Wynns (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Zack Murrell

Abstract: The generic affinities of the aquatic moss genus Platyhypnidium were investigated by several analytic techniques: traditional light microscopy, phenetic analyses of dimensional measurements (Analysis of Variance and principal Components Analysis), and phylogenetic analyses of morphological and molecular data. Ten rostrate-operculate Brachytheciaceae were closely studied. The internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of the nuclear ribosomal DNA was used as a molecular marker in three of the phylogenetic analyses.

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Wynns, J. (2006). Taxonomic Studies In The Aquatic Moss Genus PLATYHYPNIDIUM (BRACHYTHECIACEAE). Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2006
aquatic moss, PLATYHYPNIDIUM (BRACHYTHECIACEAE), biology, Platyhypnidium, phylogenetic analyses, rostrate-operculate Brachytheciaceae, taxonomy, ITS, moss, phylogeny

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