Moss capsule (Homalothecium sericeum) SEM

Moss capsule (Homalothecium sericeum) SEM

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Caption: Moss spore capsule. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of part of the open mouth of a capsule (spore case) of a the moss Homalothecium sericeum. Mosses reproduce by means of spores at certain times during their life cycle. The spores are dispersed from the mouth of the capsule, dispersal aided by the wind. Magnification x133 at 10cm wide.

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Keywords: bryophyte, bryophytes, capsule, case, dispersal, homalothecium sericeum, moss, mosses, reproductive parts, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, spore, spores

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