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Hylocomiadelphus triquetrus

Hylocomiadelphus triquetrus-By Irene Saltini

Hylocomiadelphus triquetrus is a species of moss commonly found in forested areas in the Northern Hemisphere. It is important because it is an indicator species of old-growth forests, which are ecologically important habitats that provide critical ecosystem services such as carbon storage, water filtration, and biodiversity conservation. The presence or absence of Hylocomiadelphus triquetrus can help ecologists assess the health and biodiversity of forest ecosystems. Additionally, the unique structural features of this moss, including its distinctive three-sided stem, make it an important model organism for studying plant physiology and evolution.

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