Maloof_15A_Non-Vasc_Plants

Maloof_15A_Non-Vasc_Plants - BIS2C Lecture 15: non-vascular...

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Unformatted text preview: BIS2C Lecture 15: non-vascular plants Common Features Life Cycle review Moss Key features of Individual Clades Liverworts Hornworts Moss Limitations Introduction to Vascular Plants Features shared by the liverworts, hornworts, and mosses are best thought of as: A. Synapomorphies that distinguish these groups from the rest of the plant tree of life B. Being present in the ancestor of all existing land plants C. Homoplasies that evolved separately in each of the three lineages D. None of the above Typical Habitat Moist environments Dense Mat Often grow on trees in shady locales Unlike most (vascular) plants, can grow directly on rocks. Important colonizers. Swimming Sperm: Dispersal 1) Splashes from raindrops or 2) Mechanical release Mechanical Sperm Dispersal in Liverwort ( Concocephalum sp. ) http://www.youtube.com/watch ? v=ALGDLzWcvnU Shinamura et al. J Plant Res (2008) 121:69-71 BIS2C Lecture 15: non-vascular plants Common Features...
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