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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The World in Miniature: How Tiny Creatures Help Mosses Get It On

FROM:
DISCOVER Magazine. Science, Technology and The Future
moss
Those lush little wads of greenery in your yard have it hard. To reproduce, male mosses must release their sperm into the dew and wait for them to trickle into a female moss, which is a separate plant altogether. Perhaps, if they’re lucky, the sperm might be given a lift by tiny arthropods called springtails, making their way through the moss patch.

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