Proceedings of a workshop held in Mainz, Germany, in 1987. Covers modern techniques of various fields of botany using bryophytes as materials.
Most of the methods applied to bryology are not unique to bryology. Yet, because of their small size, often thick cell walls, secondary compounds, and other differences, bryophytes often require modification of the techniques used on other plants. The publication of these methods and their modifications are scattered in a tremendous variety of journals, many of which rarely have bryophyte publications and are therefore overlooked by most bryologists. Inromation on sources of materials and equipment is often hard to obtain, especially in some parts of the world, and details of methods are lacking in most journal publications.