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If single spores could germinate to become bisexual gametophytes that generated sporophyte offspring, wind dispersal and migration would surmount most geographic barriers and lead to large species ranges.
It said the greatest risk was in the chemicals becoming airborne through wind dispersal or soil carried into people homes on their shoes.
Overall, the wind highways explained the distribution of the moss, liverwort, and lichen species better than proximity did, but ferns showed more-limited wind dispersal.