This anatomy reveals there are different architectural arrangements of tissues within moss capsules that are equally effective in accomplishing the essential processes of sporogenesis and spore dispersal. J. Exp. • The zygotes and young sporophytes are retained and nourished by the parent gametophyte. The earliest land plant macrofossils from 400 ma exhibit similar sporangial morphologies and stomatal distribution to extant mosses, suggesting that the earliest mosses may have possessed and lost stomata as is common in the group. As illustrated in Atrichum (Figure 4F), Ephemerum (Figure 6A) and Brachythecium (Figure 6B), circumsporangial cavities surround the developing sporogenous tissue and are intimately associated with conducting tissue (when present), which delivers water and food to the developing spores. It extends from base to the top of the capsule. 116, 263–280. Grids were rinsed with PBS followed by distilled/deionized autoclaved filtered water, and dried at room temperature. Autoicous or rarely dioicous. No mosses without stomata, including stomata free mutants of P. patens, form cavities directly beneath the epidermis that compare with substomatal cavities. Extant members of early divergent moss lineages entirely lack stomata (Takakiales and Andreaeales) or contain pseudostomata as in Sphagnales. In some mosses, the guard cells are round in cross section, have thick walls, and do not open and close (Ziegler 1987). Plant Body of Mosses 2. Capsules of extant mosses in early divergent lineages (Takakia and Andreaea) lack stomata or contain over 100 pseudostomata that do not form pores and are evenly dispersed across the capsule epidermis … In Atrichum the capsule is brown (reddish) when mature and cylindrical, and the short calyptra is situated at the apex (Figure 4A). Chloroplasts line cells associated with substomatal cavities (Figure 4G). Australian Mosses Online. B. Columela from apophysis. A late Silurian flora from the lower old red sandstone of south-west dyfed. 24, 203–246. Stomata in early land plants: an anatomical and ecophysiological approach. 222, 84–90. An inconspicuous fluid-filled intercellular space (IS) extends the entire length of the region between the amphithecium that forms the capsule wall, and the endothecium (En) that consists of a prominent columella (Co) and developing spore sac with one layer of archesporium (A) (sporogeneous tissue). A survey of species in the genus Blindia (Bryopsida, Seligeriaceae). 50, 435–447. Solution: QUESTION: 17. All datasets generated for this study are included in the article/Supplementary Material. Liu, Y., Johnson, M. G., Cox, C. J., Medina, R., Devos, N., Vanderpoorten, A., et al. Photo by permissionAndras Keszei, with permission. (Blockeel et al., ... arranged in 2 rows in the upper half of the capsule, partly (1/4–1/3, rarely more) covered by Figure 2. Published records of fossils of the earliest land plants with sporangia and stomata were examined for comparisons with the morphology and anatomy of the extant members of early divergent moss lineages. Figure 2. The same goes for hornworts, but not for liverworts, which completely lack stomata. Specimens were observed using a Hitachi S570 scanning electron microscope. AM conducted ultrastructural studies/immunogold labeling, generated the phylogenetic tree and assisted in preparing the figures and writing the manuscript. “Polytrichaceae,” in Flora of North America North of Mexico, ed. 100, 2318–2327. Mesophyll porosity is modulated by the presence of functional stomata. Merced, A. We further speculated that stomatal losses were accompanied by anatomical and developmental modification within the sporophyte. Phylogenetic of moss orders based on Liu et al. Start studying Chapter 29 - Study Module. (F) Reduced substomatal cavity∗. Gazette 24, 236–291. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Vitt, D. H., and Buck, W. R. (1984). Grids were observed unstained with a Hitachi H7650 transmission electron microscope at 60 kV. Ann. Merced, A., and Renzaglia, K. (2014). Schofield, W. B. These losses are equally present in acrocarps and pleurocarps with high numbers in the Dicranales, Pottiales, and Hypnales (Figure 1). (2012), according to which stomata are located in the upper half of capsule, mostly in the central part of urn. (F) Bartramia pomiforme group of stomata in fluorescence. Based on this architecture, it is reasonable to deduce that water and dissolved photosynthate that is drawn up to the top of the neck fills the space around the spore sac. “Fissidentaceae,” in Flora of North America North of Mexico, Vol. Flora of North America Editorial Committee (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), 646–649. (H) Epidermis with thick walls and cuticle (arrow). doi: 10.1080/0028825X.1986.10412674. Apophysis is basal portion of capsule in continuation with seta. Setae very short, straight; capsules usually immersed, subglobose to ovoid, rarely cylindric, bluntly mucronate to apiculate or sometimes rostrate; opercula and annuli not differentiated; stomata present; peristome absent. “Ditrichaceae,” in Moss Flora of China, Vol. Mosses have stomata only on the sporophyte. A dearth in developmental and structural studies of moss capsules has limited comparisons across the group, making the role of specific anatomical structures in capsule function difficult to interpret. 1c, d); leaf double. Within the epidermis is a broad spongy zone … Co., doi: 10.5962/bhl.title.54494. Trans. 28, ed. Am. Ireland, R. (2015). Image credit: Jeffrey J. Duckett. (2019). Exploding a myth: the capsule dehiscence mechanism and the function of pseudostomata in Sphagnum. Hornworts, moss sporophytes, or … doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.063. moss Physcomitrella patens has conserved homologues of angiosperm EPF, TMM and at least one ERECTA gene that function together to permit the correct patterning of stomata and that, moreover, elements of the module retain function when transferred to Arabidopsis. Accordingly, we identified architectural features that characterize sporophytes with and without stomata and documented the development of intercellular spaces, including substomatal cavities. Australian Mosses Online. Peristome simple or branched and variable in size (Fig. Where a seta is present it elongates early, while the spore capsule is still undeveloped, and the elongation is by production of additional cells. Two types of intercellular spaces that develop differently are seen in peristomate mosses, those associated with stomata and those that surround the spore sac. A clear trend is the absence of stomata in aquatic bryophytes, e.g., Fissidens subg. It gradually narrows down into seta; hence it is also called as the neck of the capsule. Capsule is differentiated into apophysis, theca and operculum. Younger pary of the cortex contains chloroplasts but in older part they are lacking. Capsule is a pear-shaped structure, the upper portion of which is covered by a cap-like calyptra, which later on falls off. These cells are now called as hydroids. Curr. Stomata are first seen in the Oedipodiaceae, Tetraphidaceae and Polytrichaceae. For example, stomata are present on the stems of the sporophyte and a primitive vascular system runs up the sporophyte’s stalk. In general, higher numbers of stomata are found in sporophytes with larger capsules, but capsules devoid of stomata are variable in size (Paton and Pearce, 1957). (D) Two mature Polytrichastrum capsules, left without calyptra and right covered by calyptra (C). Apophysis : Apophysis is basal sterile portion of capsule in continuation with seta. Smith Merrill, G. L. (2007). Wing region of leaf lamina made up of thin layered cells in which many chloroplasts are present. Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Hébant, C. (1977). 28, ed. In capsule of Funaria stomata are present only in apophysis. R. Soc. An immature capsule has a protective cap of gametophyte tissue called calyptra, which is shed when the capsule is mature. Newton, A. E., Wikström, N., Shaw, A. J., Hedges, S. B., and Kumar, S. (2009). Dow, G. J., Berry, J. “Fontinalaceae,” in Flora of North America North of Mexico, Vol. (A) LM tangential section of expanding capsule showing stomata (arrow) and associated intercellular spaces are liquid-filled (arrow heads). (1977). A primitive conductive system that carries water and nutrients runs up the gametophyte’s stalk, but does not extend into the leaves. Structure, function and evolution of stomata from a bryological perspective. J. Exp. The calyptra covers the capsule up to the constriction throughout development. 373:20160498. In capsule of Funaria stomata are present only in apophysis. (G) LM longitudinal section at the constriction showing chloroplast rich cells next to spaces associated with substomatal region on the right and the circumsporangial space to the far left. C. Operculum and columela. Fife, A. J. Ulota is represented in Australia by five species and two additional varieties; one species and two varieties are endemic. |, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2020.00567/full#supplementary-material, http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_online/Splachnaceae.pdf, http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_online/Orthorrhynchiaceae.pdf, http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_online/Pterigynandraceae.pdf, http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_Online/Entodontaceae.pdf, Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). A large circumsporangial space (IS) extends just inside the solid capsule wall (CW), along the length of the spore sac and downward into the neck. N. Z. J. Bot. Sporogenesis occurs simultaneously. Lindbergia 8, 121–124. (B) SEM Plagiomnium. The outer layer of apophysis is epidermis which has stomata for gaseous exchange. The function and development of moss stomata were described in Funariausing light and electron microscopy (Garner and Paolillo, 1973a, b; Sack and Paolillo, 1983a, b, 1985). In the Orthotrichaceae, for example, capsules that are immersed in protective leaves still possess stomata (Merced and Renzaglia, 2017) and cleistocarpic capsules of Ephemerum and P. patens also have stomata (Merced and Renzaglia, 2013). Slides were observed on a Leica DM5000 B compound microscope and images captured digitally. “Morphology, anatomy and classification of the Bryophyta,” in Bryophyte Biology, eds B. Goffinet and A. J. Shaw, (Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press), 55–138. Flagellated sperm swim through a thin film of water, drawn by chemical attractants to the archegonia. Most of them contain operculum and annulus. This is exemplified in the large capsules of Oedipodium, Funaria, and Polytrichum with extensive interconnected systems of substomatal cavities and underlying intercellular spaces versus the reduced capsules of Ephemerum and P. patens that have small substomatal cavities and a reduced circumsporangial space (Merced and Renzaglia, 2013, 2014, 2016). LM longitudinal section of solid capsule, covered by calyptra (C), with pseudostomata (P) in the epidermis, massive columella (Co) covered by the spore sac, and highly reduced seta (S) embedded by foot (F) into gametophyte (G) pseudopodium. (A) Takakia ceratophylla. Flora of North America Editorial Committee (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), 162–164. Avaliable online at: http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_online/Splachnaceae.pdf. Life-Cycle of Mosses. Within the small hornwort clade of 10–12 genera there are two well-documented losses of stomata in derived taxa (Renzaglia et al., 2017). B) Middle part done clear. Moss and hornwort stomata do not respond to environmental and endogenous cues including light intensity, water status, abscisic acid, plasmolysis, and physical damage as do angiosperm stomata (Pressel et al., 2018). Nat. 11:567. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00567. Next to epidermis there is a zone of parenchyma cells with chloroplasts called sub-epidermis. This line of evidence identifies stomata on sporangia that resemble moss capsules when stomata first appeared in the fossil record. Bars: (A) = 25 μm; (B,D–F) = 4 μm; (C) = 200 nm; (G) = 20 μm. Fossil stomata were reproduced from Edwards (1979) and Edwards et al. Hornwort stomata: architecture and fate shared with 400-million-year-old fossil plants without leaves. In some cases, losses of stomata appear to be associated with capsule reduction. & Lesq. 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