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23 Plant Diversity Questions

23 Plant Diversity Questions - Biol 104 Dr Espinoza S10...

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Biol 104, Dr. Espinoza, S10 Study Sheet for Chapter 23 Evolution & Diversity of Plants Biology 104 Modified with permission from Dr. Denny Smith Some of this information will be found in your readings, some in your lecture notes. 1. What are embryophytes? Are algae considered embryophytes? 2. Explain what characteristics of freshwater green algae indicate that they share a common ancestor with land plants. Which extant (living) group of green algae are considered to share a common ancestor with plants? 3. Name and describe the 4 major evolutionary innovations that have occurred during the evolution of plants related to their invasion of land. 4. Are the majority of plants terrestrial? 5. What are the four major groups of plants (not all of them are clades (i.e., natural groups)? 6. Describe the general life cycle of plants by distinguishing between the gametophyte and sporophyte generations, between haploid and diploid generations, sporangium and gametangium, between
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