Chapter Learning Objectives Chapter 29: Plant Diversity I: How Plants Colonized Land Concept 29.1: Land plants evolved from green algae • Describe four shared derived characters that link charophyceans and land plants. Concept 29.2: Land plants possess a set of derived terrestrial adaptations • Describe five characteristics that distinguish land plants from charophycean algae. • Define and distinguish among the stages of the alternation of generations life cycle. Concept 29.3: The life cycles of mosses and other bryophytes are dominated by the gametophyte stage • List and distinguish among the three phyla of bryophytes. Briefly describe the characteristics of each group. • Distinguish between the phylum Bryophyta and the bryophytes. • Explain why most bryophytes grow close to the ground.
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