Plant Diversity study guide

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Plant Diversity study guide (Dr. Moore) Unlike the comprehensive questions, you should study plant diversity to the same level of detail you would for a regular exam. In general: You should know…. Bryophytes (Mosses): You should know… the defining characteristics of Bryophytes (why are they called “amphibians” of the plant world?) “amphibians” because they're dependent on water for reproduction no vascular tissue no roots no true leaves - the defining characteristics of the life cycle of the moss: - recognize the sporophyte/gametophyte, which is dominant, and dependence relationship Dominant gametophyte sporophyte dependent on gametophyte - know how sperm is delivered to egg. know where/when mitosis and meiosis occurs Sperm delievered to egg via water (water flagellated sperm) - the names of different classes of bryophytes and their relative abundance 1% of earth covered in moss 15,000 Mosses 9,000 Liverworts 100 Hornworts - cool stuff about mosses (peat bogs, global thermostat, fuel, mummies…what is it about the peat that makes these things possible?) Moss grows on top of itself and siplaces old moss downward Anaerobic and resistant to decay Lycopods and Pteridophytes: You should know… - the derived traits of vascular plants True leaves Roots -What is vascular tissue Transports water and minerals - Xylem/Phloem? Where is lignin found and what is it? Xylem transports nutrients
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course BMZ 115 taught by Professor Cheng during the Spring '11 term at Miami University.

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