Exploding a myth: the capsule dehiscence mechanism and the function of pseudostomata in Sphagnum. A clear trend is the absence of stomata in aquatic bryophytes, e.g., Fissidens subg. Orders in red lack stomata, green have pseudostomata, black have stomata (no records of losses), and blue have documented losses of stomata. Protonemata is absent in liverworts. Tetrodontium contains five stomata while Tetraphis has none and has an anatomy at the short neck that is devoid of air spaces. J. Exp. In tracheophytes, stomata and intercellular spaces are coordinated throughout development to maximize gas exchange and minimize water lost. Vitt, D. H., and Buck, W. R. (1984). Cortex is present between the epidermis and conducting tissue. P. patens belongs to an extant basal lineage of non-vascular land plants that develop stomata exclusively on the diploid sporophyte (Figures 1 a-c), although the major photosynthetic moss tissue is the haploid leafy gametophyte. (A) Base of immature capsule where seta meets the neck covered by calyptra (C). (2017). Table 1. Hastings, R. I., and Grevens, H. C. (2007). Their development is coordinated with differentiation of the guard mother cell and before the division of guard cells and pore opening (Figure 7D). These occur in species with reduced It is parenchymatous cells. Cross section of mature axis with stoma showing guard cells with ledges over substomatal cavity. New York: Oxford University Press, 138–145. (E,F) TEM micrographs of Physcomtrium patens. (2004). A. In both genera, a well-developed conducting strand of hydroids and leptoids extends in the seta to the spore sac where it ends abruptly and presumably fills the internal space with water and nutrients (Figures 4F,I). The function of moss capsules in nourishing, hydrating, protecting, and dispersing spores occurs regardless of whether stomata are present. Unlike substomatal cavities, circumsporangial spaces form in all capsules of peristomate mosses regardless of whether they have stomata or not. We thank Juan Larraín, Heinjo During, Richard Zander, Ida Bruggeman, Brent Mishler, Bernard Goffinet, and Jeffrey Duckett for providing information, publications and micrographs on stomata in obscure and diverse moss taxa. A late Silurian flora from the lower old red sandstone of south-west dyfed. Bot. Bryophys. Egunyomi, A. Oedipodium, the fi rst extant moss with true stomata, has an elaborated capsule with numerous long-pored stomata; in contrast, the reduced and short-lived Ephemerumhas few round-pored stomata. (a) lower part (b) upper Part (c) middle part (d) fertile part. Resolution of the ordinal phylogeny of mosses using targeted exons from organellar and nuclear genomes. Prepared blocks of capsules from species not found in Illinois were sectioned and examined. Here we present a comparative study of sporo- Clearly stomata are not vital to the survival and were not required for the initial radiation of bryophytes. In comparison, early diversification of the moss assemblage apparently was not dependent on the existence of stomata as Takakiales and Andreaeopsida, two of the oldest moss clades, are stomata free. • (I) Prominent conducting strand in the apophysis with leptoids (L) around hydroids (H). B) ... Upper part done clear. It is formed of parenchyma cells. Plant Sci. In many capsules with stomata such as Funaria, circumsporangial spaces extend into the apophysis and eventually connect with substomatal cavities, forming an elaborate system of internal spaces (Merced and Renzaglia, 2016). (C) Immunogold labeling TEM shows the liquid in the developing circumsporangial space is positive for the LM19 antibody that recognize homogalacturonan pectin (small black dots). The seta and stomata of peristomate mosses are interpreted as sporophytic devices for increasing nutrient transfer. Mosses have stomata only on the sporophyte. Based on the existence of stomata on sporangia in the first plant macrofossils and the similarities with architectural features of early mosses, it is quite possible/likely that stomata existed on moss capsules prior to the diversification of peristomate mosses, which occurred over 100 million years after mosses originated (Newton et al., 2009). Mature capsules of Funaria have ∼150 stomata located in the apophysis, the basal section of the capsule that connects to the seta (Fig. In some mosses, the guard cells are round in cross section, have thick walls, and do not open and close (Ziegler 1987). 60 stomata estimated in the capsule. (A–D) Dicranum scoparium. 27, 55–66. Plants 2, 1–7. This work was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF 1758497) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH 5R25GM107760-07). We initiated this study by plotting the known occurrences of stomata loss and numbers per capsule on the most recent moss phylogeny. Checking with a microscope revealed the sporophytes to have cryptopore stomata, conclusively ruling out N. obtusifolia. 102, 329–335. The second is a circumsporangial space that extends between the spore sac and capsule wall and is involved in capsule expansion during sporogenesis. (D) Takakia ceratophylla capsule with single spiraled suture and spores. C) Upper part of capsule done clear. We tested the hypothesis that stomata were lost repeatedly throughout the history of mosses and not restricted to derived taxa. J. Hattori Bot. J. Bot. In capsule of Funaria stomata are present only in apophysis. • The zygotes and young sporophytes are retained and nourished by the parent gametophyte. (1984). The editor and reviewers' affiliations are the latest provided on their Loop research profiles and may not reflect their situation at the time of review. The seta connects the foot, where nutrients are absorbed, to the developing capsule, where nutrients are needed for sporogenesis. Flora of North America Editorial Committee (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), 331–357. Renzaglia, K. S., Schuette, S., Duff, R. J., Ligrone, R., Shaw, A. J., Mishler, B. D., et al. Evol. AM conducted ultrastructural studies/immunogold labeling, generated the phylogenetic tree and assisted in preparing the figures and writing the manuscript. (A–C,F,H) Atrichum angustatum that lacks stomata in left hand column. Leucobryum glaucum. Midl. North American species of Amblystegium. In comparison, intercellular spaces in hornwort sporophytes are associated with stomata only and are therefore lacking in the two hornwort clades that have lost stomata (Renzaglia et al., 2017). Stomata are not foundational to these processes. An inconspicuous fluid-filled intercellular space (IS) extends the entire length of the region between the amphithecium that forms the capsule wall, and the endothecium (En) that consists of a prominent columella (Co) and developing spore sac with one layer of archesporium (A) (sporogeneous tissue). At the region where operculum meets the main body of the capsule, there is a row of large cells, called annulus, with cuticularised walls. Pursell, R. A., Bruggeman-Nannenga, M. A., and Allen, B. H. (1988). (I) Oedipodium LM cross section of neck with guard cells with ledges over substomatal cavity. Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Hébant, C. (1977). Due to the lack of stomata in early divergent moss lineages, we examined the fossil record on early land plants for clues to the origin of the moss capsule with and without stomata. For scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fixed capsules were critical point dried and mounted on stubs, then sputter-coated for 230 s with palladium-gold. Image credit: Jeffrey J. Duckett. All of these distinctive capsules are erect, lack peristomes, do not contain a swollen capsule base (apophysis) or distinctive neck where stomata are housed, and disperse spores simultaneously with capsule dehiscence through sutures. Australian Mosses Online. Image credit: Jeffrey J. Duckett. These losses are equally present in acrocarps and pleurocarps with high numbers in the Dicranales, Pottiales, and Hypnales (Figure 1). Figure 7. Australian Mosses Online. The doughnut shaped guard cell of P. patens has a small round pore (Figure 7E) and a very reduced substomatal cavity (Figure 7F). Mosses are an ancient land plant lineage and are therefore important in studying the evolution of plant developmental processes. How these anatomical differences impact nutrient movement and capsule function are in need of further studied. Liverworts are the only extant land plants that lack stomata entirely, while stomata are widespread but not ubiquitous in hornworts and mosses. Only 9% of families with counts have more than 100 stomata per capsule. Ann. Hornwort stomata do not respond actively to exogenous and environmental cues. Some mosses have small branches. In capsule of Funaria stomata present only in apophysis. Slides were observed on a Leica DM5000 B compound microscope and images captured digitally. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company. Splachnaceae. Apophysis is the basal, green, photosynthetic region of the capsule. All authors read and approved the manuscript. Hedenäs, L. (2005). Bryophyte flora of Uganda. Bot. In most moss species, the upper part of the capsule features a ring of interlocking, tooth-like structures known as the peristome. 28, ed. (G) Early Devonian bivalved sporangium with scattered stomata (spots). Received: 20 February 2020; Accepted: 16 April 2020;Published: 28 May 2020. (E) Small round pore (arrow) of the single-celled stoma. Even in the groups with high numbers of stomata there are species with single digit to zero stomata. Smith, G. M. (1955). (E) Plagiomnium cuspidatum SEM showing numerous sunken stomata on the apophysis. Articles, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom, Natural History Museum (United Kingdom), United Kingdom. Beneath it is photosynthetic spongy layer. Allen, B. This is exemplified in the large capsules of Oedipodium, Funaria, and Polytrichum with extensive interconnected systems of substomatal cavities and underlying intercellular spaces versus the reduced capsules of Ephemerum and P. patens that have small substomatal cavities and a reduced circumsporangial space (Merced and Renzaglia, 2013, 2014, 2016). 117, 985–994. In taxa with stomata, stomata and liquid-filled substomatal cavities form in the expanding neck or apophysis before the sporogenous tissue develops (Figure 7A). Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. The same goes for hornworts, but not for liverworts, which completely lack stomata. 4. 1c, d); leaf double. A dearth in developmental and structural studies of moss capsules has limited comparisons across the group, making the role of specific anatomical structures in capsule function difficult to interpret. The stomata seem to be confined to green portions of the capsule, and larger assimilatory portions had more stomata (Haberlandt 1886). From this, we identified 40 families and 74 genera that lack stomata, of which at least 63 are independent losses. proto- (1998). (2016). |, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpls.2020.00567/full#supplementary-material, http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_online/Splachnaceae.pdf, http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_online/Orthorrhynchiaceae.pdf, http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_online/Pterigynandraceae.pdf, http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_Online/Entodontaceae.pdf, Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). Merced, A., and Renzaglia, K. S. (2017). Bars: (A) = 25 μm; (B,D–F) = 4 μm; (C) = 200 nm; (G) = 20 μm. Octodiceras and Fontinalis (Supplementary Data) or semi aquatic taxa when submerged. Stomata in this moss are binucleate single cells resulting from incomplete cytokinesis of a guard cell mother cell located in the subapical region of the capsule. Moss capsule anatomy coupled with the exclusive existence of stomata on capsules supports the concept that stomata in moss are involve in gas exchange but also facilitate drying and dispersal of spores. The conducting tissue of bryophytes. A ring of interlocking, tooth-like structures on the upper part of a moss capsule (sporangium), often specialized for gradual spore discharge. In Atrichum the capsule is brown (reddish) when mature and cylindrical, and the short calyptra is situated at the apex (Figure 4A). For Arabidopsis SCRM/2 equivalents, there are four moss orthologs, of which, only PpSCRM1 has thus far been identified to be involved in stomatal development. 40, 11–17. Flora of North America Editorial Committee (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), 646–649. Comparisons with the oldest fossil plants reveal similar capsule morphology and stomatal arrangement/anatomy as in each of these extant early divergent mosses (Figures 3D–J). Numbers of stomata per capsule range from 0 to 250 (Figure 2 and Table 1), with the vast majority of counts (40 of 54 = 74%) ranging from 3 to 30 (Figures 2C,D). These cells have intercellular spaces. Image credit: Jeffrey J. Duckett. On the origins of osmotically driven stomatal movements. Philos. Anatomy of capsules with and without stomata reveals two types of intercellular spaces: (1) the substomatal cavity and connected spaces associated with stomata and (2) the circumsporangial cavity that surrounds the spore sac and may extend into the capsule neck and seta (Figures 4, 5, 6). Although these spaces in mosses begin development with the secretion of a fluid-filled matrix, we demonstrate the existence of two distinct types of intercellular spaces in moss capsules. capsule showing its ability to repel water. Circumsporangial spaces are not associated with stomata and are found in all mosses during development. Ann. Disruption of stomatal lineage signaling or transcriptional regulators has differential effects on mesophyll development, but maintains coordination of gas exchange. We compared the anatomy of stomate and astomate taxa and the development of intercellular spaces, including substomatal cavities, across mosses. Copyright © 2020 Renzaglia, Browning and Merced. Renzaglia, K. S., Villareal Aguilar, J. C., and Garbary, D. J. B. Capsule, B. Biol. (A) Takakia ceratophylla. Contrasting pectin polymers in guard cell walls of Arabidopsis and the hornwort Phaeoceros reflect physiological differences. 373:20160498. A., and Bergmann, D. C. (2017). The greater loss of water in astomate Atrichum capsules than in stomata bearing taxa as reported by Duckett and Pressel (2018) can be explained by the directed and constant use of water and nutrients in this closed systems. Grids were transferred to the LM19 primary antibody (diluted 1: 20 in 2% BSA/PBS) for 3 h and controls (one grid each treatment) were left in buffer during that time. For example, in the Pottiaceae, a transformational series of capsule and seta reduction is associated with high incidences of stomatal losses that have been reported in eight genera (Zander and Eckel, 1993). Nat. Stomata present on the epidermis of sporophyte but with single doughnut shaped guard cell. Pterigynandraceae. Chater, C. C., Caine, R. S., Tomek, M., Wallace, S., Kamisugi, Y., Cuming, A. C., et al. Gazette 24, 236–291. Capsule is differentiated into apophysis, theca and operculum. The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. B Biol. Wing region of leaf lamina made up of thin layered cells in which many chloroplasts are present. Both genera in the Tetraphidaceae have erect cylindrical capsules with simple anatomy and minimal neck. Lab. Flora of North America Editorial Committee (New York, NY: Oxford University Press), 225–257. (D) Substomatal cavity begins to form before pore opening. (2007). doi: 10.1086/327591. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1300214, Merced, A., and Renzaglia, K. S. (2016). Peristome double; exostome 16, lanceolate, erect-spreading when young and dry, reflexed when old Newton, A. E., Wikström, N., Shaw, A. J., Hedges, S. B., and Kumar, S. (2009). 53. Reproduction. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. Source(s): I know this from teaching botany, but I also looked it up in the following text book just to make sure the details were correct. As with ppsmf1 plants, ppscrm1 mutants possess no stomata on the moss sporophyte (Chater et al., 2016). 123, 579–585. New Phyt. 8. Substomatal cavities and intercellular spaces. Avaliable online at: http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/Mosses_Online/Entodontaceae.pdf. It is formed of parenchyma cells. The extent of the system of substomatal cavites and circumsporangial space is related to the size of the capsule or apophysis where stomata are present. Cheney, L. S. (1897). N. Z. J. Bot. During, H. J. Capsule is erect when young but becomes pendant at maturity. Grids were rinsed with PBS followed by distilled/deionized autoclaved filtered water, and dried at room temperature. The astomate capsule of Atrichum provides abundant clues to the potential role of the internal spaces in moss capsules. This includes the Sphagnales that produce high numbers of pseudostomata (100–200 per capsule) that have been interpreted as either independent from stomata in origin (Duckett et al., 2009) or modified stomata (Merced, 2015; Merced and Renzaglia, 2017). Capsule has an outer epidermis with stomata. moss Physcomitrella patens has conserved homologues of angiosperm EPF, TMM and at least one ERECTA gene that function together to permit the correct patterning of stomata and that, moreover, elements of the module retain function when transferred to Arabidopsis. When the capsule begins to expand and spaces become larger, the fluid inside the space lacks substructure and no longer localizes with this antibody (Merced and Renzaglia, 2016). Bryol. Lab 81, 123–153. Chlorophyll and stomata are present for gaseous exchange in the sporophyte. However, substomatal cavities and intercellular spaces that are necessary for functional stomata are always present in mosses and hornworts with stomata, while species without stomata do not have substomatal spaces (Goffinet et al., 2009; Merced and Renzaglia, 2017). 2, ed. Hattaway, R. A. Solution: QUESTION: 17. Bars: (A) = 0.5 mm, (B,E–G,I) = 50 μm, (C) = 0.2 mm, (D) = 1.0 mm, (H) = 20 μm. B) Stem done clear. Plant Body of Mosses: ... is present at the mouth of the capsule. All are present in Tas., and three occur in Vic. Younger pary of the cortex contains chloroplasts but in older part they are lacking. Structure of Polytrichaceae capsule. Nearly 60% (16 of 28) of the orders of peristomate mosses have recorded losses of stomata. Rather, water and solutes are sequestered around the developing spores, and resources are utilized and replenished as needed. protonema . For light microscopy, semi-thin sections (250–750 nm) were mounted on glass slides and stained with 1.5% toluidine blue in distilled water. The distinct apophysis is green with a constriction at the base where the stomata are located. In some mosses that lack stomata, like Leucobryum, this circumsporangial space is found only during capsule development (Figure 5). Because bryophytes exclusively bear stomata on sporangia, we surveyed the literature on the oldest fossil land plants with reference to sporangia and the occurrence, structure and anatomy of stomata. A large internal air space occurs in Atrichum at the base of the capsule and around the entire spore sac (Figure 4F). The loss of stomata has no major consequences for the physiology of the sporophyte but results in delayed maturation and dispersion of spores in stomata-less mutants of P. patens (Chater et al., 2016, 2017). This circumsporangial space forms in the young capsule just interior to the solid capsule wall in a zone between the amphithecium and endothecium, the two primary embryonic regions (Figure 4B). “Leskeaceae,” in Flora of North America North of Mexico, Vol. Origin and function of stomata in the moss Physcomitrella patens. These are fluid-filled from their origin and dry following capsule expansion and spore maturation. Am. Setae very short, straight; capsules usually immersed, subglobose to ovoid, rarely cylindric, bluntly mucronate to apiculate or sometimes rostrate; opercula and annuli not differentiated; stomata present; peristome absent. Mesophyll porosity is modulated by the presence of functional stomata. Water and nutrients are absorbed directly through the leaflike structures of the gametophyte. Bryologist 110, 179–213. thesis, Bryophytorum Bibliotheca12, J. Cramer Verlag, Vaduz. The stem epidermis commonly consists of one layer of cells and has a cuticle and cutinized walls. Unlike the neck or apophysis of stomata-containing mosses, there is no potential for a transpirational pull of water up and out of the capsule. Flagellated sperm swim through a thin film of water, drawn by chemical attractants to the archegonia. Chlorophyll and stomata are absent. Internally the apophysis is covered by epidermis. doi: 10.1179/1743282011Y.0000000044. McIntosh, T. T. (2007). 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