The past two decades have seen rapid advances in diaspore (in particular seed) bank research, and conceptual and technological advances promise more in the near future. Studies on bryophytes may contribute significantly by helping to assess the scope of generalizations of seed bank studies, but bryophytes may also provide interesting perspectives of their own, due to their peculiar life history—e.g., consequences of self-fertilization in monoecious species and often complex life histories.
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