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Horticultural Importance of Bryophytes——A Review  

Afroz  Alam , Vinay Sharma
Department of Bioscience and biotechnology, Banasthali University, Rajasthan, India
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International Journal of Horticulture, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 19   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2015.05.0019
Received: 10 Sep., 2015    Accepted: 20 Oct., 2015    Published: 04 Dec., 2015
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Afroz Alam, and Vinay Sharma, 2015, Horticultural importance of bryophytes-a review, International Journal of Horticulture, Vol.5, No.19 1-9 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2015.05.0019)

Abstract

Bryophytes, the first land plants hold an indispensable place in the plant kingdom as they have similarities with algae on one hand and pteridophytes on the other. Beside this they also have unique characteristics of their own. Nature makes them an imperative component of the ecosystem. All three classes of bryophytes have been used for various purposes since time immemorial. In this review their potential uses in horticultural industry have been discussed.

Keywords
Bryophyta; Horticulture; Moss; Peat; Sphagnum
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