Studies have shown that soil and atmospheric nitrogen concentrations affect the growth potential of fern species across a wide variety of ecosystems. This study evaluates whether high ammonium nitrate concentrations will decrease fern spore growth.
Keywords: ferns, nitrogen, NH4NO3, diversity, growth
Ferns are types of plants that are found in moist environments. They are vascular, seedless plants, which are classified as pteridophyte. Like all vascular plants, they have a specific life cycle called alternation of generations, characterized by alternating diploid saprophytic and haploid gamtophytic phases. A diploid sporophyte phase produces haploid spores by meiosis, and a haploid gametophyte phase Continue reading...