Overlap in UV radiation and desiccation tolerance in dryland mosses of the genus 𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙖
Desert and dryland mosses spend much of their time in a desiccated and quiescent state; a strategy that allows them to avoid some physiological stress when water is limited or absent. However, these plants must still deal with consequences of their harsh environment upon rehydration and ‘waking up.’ To understand more about how dryland mosses cope with or limit damage from the environment while desiccated, I am investigating the mechanisms UV radiation protection in two dryland mosses from the genus Syntrichia using transcriptomcis and metabolomics with controlled growth-chamber experiments.
- Genotypic confirmation of a biased phenotypic sex ratio in a dryland moss using restriction fragment length polymorphisms
- Transcriptomic effects of acute ultraviolet radiation exposure on two 𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙖 mosses
- Natural ultraviolet radiation exposure alters photosynthetic biology and improves recovery from desiccation in a desert moss
- Wonders of a dryland moss
- To dry perchance to live: insights from the genome of the desiccation-tolerant biocrust moss 𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙖 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙨