Mosses Ferns Lycopods - Mosses, Ferns and Lycopods BIOL...

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Unformatted text preview: Mosses, Ferns and Lycopods BIOL 1407 Non-Vascular Plants Characteristics No vascular tissue Small Moist habitats No true roots, stems or leaves Photo Credit: Betsy Maxim, 2008 Non-Vascular Plants Gametophyte dominant Sporophyte dependent Non-Vascular Plants Spores for dispersal Non-Vascular Plants Swimming sperm Photo Credit for Moss Antheridial slide: Dr. Steve Bostic, 2008 Modern Non-Vascular Plants Bryophytes Mosses Liverworts Hornworts Photo Credit for mosses & liverworts: ACC Field Biology Student, Enchanted Rock Mosses Moss Gametophytes & Sporophytes Photo Credit: ACC Field Biology Student, Austin Nature Center Evolution of Vascular Plants Vascular Tissue Provides support plants can grow taller Can grow branches more sporangia and spores Provides transportation of water, minerals and sugars Vascular Plants Characteristics Vascular Tissue Present Xylem Phloem True roots, stems and leaves Vascular Plants Photo Credit for Leaves: Doyle Cross, El Yunque, Puerto Rico, 2007 Seedless Vascular Plants Sporophyte dominant Gametophyte independent and small Seedless Vascular Plants...
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