Sugars in ferns and lycophytes growing on rocky outcrops from southeastern brazilian coast

Authors

  • Moemy Gomes de Moraes Universidade Federal de Goiás
  • Alexandre Alberto Queiroz de Oliveira Fundação Centro de Ciências e Educação Superior a Distância do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  • Marcelo Guerra Santos Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro,

Keywords:

Ferns, Lycophytes, Resurrection plants, Sucrose, Trehalose

Abstract

The extreme conditions in rocky outcrops allow the occurrence of desiccation tolerant species. One strategy of these plants to withstand water shortage is the accumulation of sugars. In this paper, we report sugar levels and profile of three ferns and one lycophyte naturally hydrated growing on rocky outcrops from Southeastern Brazil. Anemia species have higher sugar contents than Doryopteris collina and Selaginella sellowii. The analyzed species have different sugar profiles. The ferns have glucose, fructose and sucrose, and the lycophyte has glucose and trehalose.

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Published

2014-11-11

How to Cite

MORAES, M.G. de, OLIVEIRA, A.A.Q. de and SANTOS, M.G., 2014. Sugars in ferns and lycophytes growing on rocky outcrops from southeastern brazilian coast . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 1882–1884. [Accessed26 November 2022]. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/23019.

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Biological Sciences