Bryophytes-boon to mankind- A Review

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0741.2015.00010.0    | Article Id: R-1490 | Page : 77-79
Citation :- Bryophytes-boon to mankind- A Review.Agricultural Reviews.2015.(36):77-79
Preet Rachna* and B.D. Vashishtha rachna.preet@gmail.com
Address : Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136 118, India.

Abstract

Bryophytes represents a diverse group of first green lower land plants to develop during the process of evoloution. They were taxonomically placed between the algae and the pteridophytes and more than 20,000 species are known worldwide. In recent years there has been a huge progress made in bryologiocal researches in the country in taxonomy, morphology, cytology, tissue culture, morphogenesis, physiology and pharmaceutical studies. This brief review focus on useful applications of this ancient group of simple plants.

Keywords

Bryophytes Economy Horticulture Indicator Medicines.

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