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Moss antheridia are desiccation tolerant: rehydration dynamics influence sperm release in Bryum argenteum

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Abstract

Free-living sperm of mosses are known to be partially desiccation tolerant. We hypothesized that mature moss antheridia should also tolerate desiccation and that rehydration to partial turgor (prehydration) or rehydration to full turgor (rehydration) before immersion in water is required for full recovery from any damaging effects of prior desiccation.

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