bryology

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bryology

[brī′äl·ə·jē]
(botany)
The study of bryophytes.
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Bryophyte phylogeny: Advancing the molecular and morphological frontiers Bryologist 110: 179-213.
Bryologists, who study moss, do not have an exact date for when this type of plant first emerged, but it may be as far back as 350 to 700 million years ago.