Mosses Ferns Lycopods - Mosses Ferns and Lycopods BIOL 1407...

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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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