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24 - Growing Up - Fact of the day Tallest trees in the...

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Tallest trees in the world Fact of the day Mountain ash or Tasmanian Oak - Eucalyptus regnans Hyperion Redwood - Sequoia sempivirens http://www.msnbc.ms n.com/id/15066332/ and http://www.wonders- world.com/2010/04/6- tallest-trees-on- earth.html
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Tallest trees in the world Fact of the day Eucalyptus regnans 132 m (historical) 99.6 m (current) Giant Sequoia Blue Whale 32 m Lion’s mane jellyfish 115+ m 87 m
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Charales Liverworts Hornworts Mosses Vascular Pl. Next step to conquer the Land: How to become BIG About 360 to 300 million years ago = Carboniferous period
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Mosses – from end of last lecture = Well-adapted to low light and cold temps - like in the far north In Northern regions they are important part of the BIOMASS Are host to N-fixing bacteria Accumulate polyphenols (hard to break down) Hold water Prevent erosion (especially in desert areas
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Mosses
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Mosses Stages of life-cycle in plants Sporophytes make SPORES = a diploid(2N) that produces spore(N) Gametophytes make GAMETES = a haploid(N) makes a gamete(N)
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course BIO 201 taught by Professor True during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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24 - Growing Up - Fact of the day Tallest trees in the...

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