Ivanov O.V.1, Ignatov M.S.2 2011. On the leaf cell measurements in mosses // Arctoa. Vol. 20: 87–98 [in English].

1 Lebedev Institue of Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Avenue, 53, Mosñow 119991 Russia; e-mail: ivanov@td.lpi.ru

2 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia; e-mail: misha_ignatov@list.ru

KEYWORDS: mosses, leaf cells, digitizing, measurements, Mnium, morphology, polarized microscopy.

ABSTRACT. The newly developed method of cell net digitizing is applied to illustrate variation in leaf cell length, width and square on the example of two moss species, Mnium spinosum and M. spinulosum. The accuracy of the  literature data is tested by use of a large array of computerized measurements.

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doi 10.15298/arctoa.20.06