STUDY GUIDE – BIS 2C, PLANTS AND FUNGI These are not traditional study questions, but I hope they may be useful as guidelines in studying the material and distinguishing what’s important from more minor details. You should know the main clades and their synapomorphies, and understand what these synapomorphies are, but you need not necessarily know every name or term on the slides - sometimes I’ve given names of genera and structures in smaller font for completeness and for those who want to know more. I have explained what the structures look like and how they develop in more detail than you need to know, largely to make them more concrete and vital than just words on a cladogram and to show their role in the biology of the organisms. When synapomorphies involve new structures, you should have some idea of how these structures function, since they are often vital aspects of the biology of the organisms in the clade and intimately tied up with its success. By “major clades” I mean groups such as green plants, land plants, vascular plants, lycophytes,
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course BIO SCI Bis 2C taught by Professor Eisen,doyle during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.