Plant Diversity1BIOL 112Eukaryotic Diversity:K. PlantaeChapters 29–30BIOL 112The “Crown Group”Three multicellular kingdoms–K. Plantae–K. Fungi–K. AnimaliaAll true multicellular organisms (differentiated cells) with multi-tissue body planAll make use of eukaryotic alternation of generations sexual cycleBIOL 112BIOL 112BIOL 112Kingdom PlantaeMulticellular, mostly macroscopic, mostly photoautotrophicCell walls with celluloseMultiple tissue/cell types organized into stereotyped structures: stems, leaves and rootsSome members vascularized (xylem and phloem)Most species terrestrial or secondarily aquaticAt least 500,000 speciesCampbell discusses suggestion of combining green algae and plants into proposed K. ViridiplantaeBIOL 112
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