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PlantKingdom213-page2 - o Dispersal via seeds rather than...

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Introduction to the Plant Kingdom - 2 Increase in photosynthetic surface area – leaves Plant pigments to screen harmful UV light Mutualisms with mycorrhizae fungi to increase nutrient uptake from soil Thickened spore walls, containing sporopollenin, which resists desiccation and decay Protection for developing embryos within parent tissue, hence plants are sometimes called Embryophytes And with seed plants: o Reproductive strategies that work without water transport of gametes
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Unformatted text preview: o Dispersal via seeds rather than single-celled spores Who are the Land Plants? In Biology 213, we will focus on the land plants. The general classification of plants uses the following features to divide land plants into a number of phyla: • Presence or absence of vascular tissue • Dispersal by spores or by seeds • Seed plants are distinguished further by the protection of the seed....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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