Q. Bryum Bharatiensis was sometimes seen in the news. Which of the following correctly explains it?

[A] It is a new snake species discovered in Western Ghars.

[B] It is a salt-secreting salt-tolerant mangrove species found in mangrove formations in India.

[C] It is a cold-blooded marine reptilian species

[D] It is a new plant species of moss discovered by Indian scientists in Antarctica

Answer: D

A team of Indian scientists has discovered a new plant species in Antarctica named Bryum Bharatiensis.  

About Bryum Bharatiensis:  

  • Bryum bharatiensis is a species of moss. It was discovered by a team of researchers from the Central University of Punjab.  
  • Mosses are small, non-vascular flowerless plants in the taxonomic division Bryophyta. They are distributed throughout the world except in salt water and are commonly found in moist shady locations.  
  • Named after: The species has been named after Bharati, the Indian research station in Antarctica. The station itself was named after the Hindu goddess Bharati. 

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