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Unformatted text preview: Fertilization Sperm cell fuses with egg cell in archegonium (zygote) Zygote Grows into embryo Develops into moss sporophyte attached to gametophyte Meiosis Occurs within capsule of sporophyte Produces spores When spore germinates Forms buds that develop into gametophytes Liverworts (Phylum Hepatophyta) Many gametophytes are flattened, lobelike, thalli (others are leafy) Seedless Vascular Plants Have adaptations that algae and bryophytes lack Vascular tissues Dominant sporophyte generation Reproduction depends on water As transport medium for motile sperm cells (as in bryophytes) Ferns (Phylum Pteridophyta) Largest and most diverse group of seedless vascular plants Fern sporophyte consists of a rhizome that bears fronds and true roots...
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