Special characteristics of plants

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Special characteristics of plants A plant has all the features of organisms listed above and, in addition most plants have the following  special plant characteristics Plants can  photosynthesize  (capture light energy and make organic compounds  from inorganic materials), which makes them different but not unique—a few other  organisms also are photosynthetic, such as some algae and bacteria.  In the  life cycle  of plants there is an  alternation of generations  in which two  genetically different plant bodies alternate: a haploid  gametophyte  alternates with a diploid  sporophyte Plants develop from  embryos , immature sporophytes formed by a fusion of egg and  sperm cells, supported by nonreproductive gametophytic tissue.  Plants have  indeterminate growth . While animals reach a certain size and stop  growing, plant cells in their  meristematic tissues
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BIO 1421 taught by Professor Farr during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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