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Unformatted text preview: Nonmotile, cell wall, protected embryo, most multicellular, autotrophic, chloroplasts contain chlorophyhll a and carotenoids Alteration of diploid and haploid generations o Non vascular plants lack complex vascular tissue, few have simple vascular tissue, thallus Vascular tissue tissue specialized for the long distance transport of materials inside the plant No roots, stems, leaves Body is commonly called a thallus Phyla Phaeophyta brown algae Rhodophyta red algae Chlorophyta green algae o All Have: Chlorophyll a Starch, cellulose major form of carbohydrate stored Oogamous reproduction large stationary egg Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyte mosses o All Have Small, damp terrestrial areas Waxy covering Few have simple vascular tissue Sperm transferred through water and dew Similar to first land plants...
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