Polarity of spore germination in Funaria hygrometrica Hedw.

1Pundyak, OI, 1Demkiv, OT, 1Khorkavtsiv, OYa., 1Bagrii, ВВ
1Institute of Ecology of the Carpathians of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, L’viv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2002, 8 ;(1):096-100
Section: Space Life Sciences
Publication Language: Ukrainian
Abstract: 
It is shown that in darkness the spores of moss Funaria hygrometrica Hedw. germinated polarly under the influence of gravity. At the beginning the rhizoids appeared. They grew downwards. Then future chloronematical stolons started to form a germinating spore. Usually, they grew upwards. Clinorotation or horizontal placing of Petry dishes could discoordinate such a gravisensitivity.
Keywords: chloronematical stolons, clinorotation, Petry dishes
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