Mosses for Bio-Monitoring and Depollution

Mosses draw their nutrients from the air through rainwater. They thus collect and accumulate metals, pesticides, NO2, etc. That is why they are is used as bio-indicators of air pollution and for depollution.

Discovering moss

Mosses are plants in the Bryophyta taxon, together with liverworts and horworts. Bryophyta are an ancient family that has emerged more than 470 million years ago. They are one of the very first living organisms moving out of the Ocean to colonize Earth. Flowering plants in comparison appeared (...)