11-9-07 - BIO 311D PLANTS: AN INTRODUCTION Key concepts...

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BIO 311D 09/11/2007 10:04:00 PLANTS: AN INTRODUCTION Key concepts the plant kingdom consists of multicelled photoautotrophs nearly all plants live on land plants have structural adaptations that allow them to photosynthesize, absorb water  and ions, and conserve water land plants are reproductively adapted to withstand dry periods early divergences gave rise to the bryophytes, then to seedless vascular plants, and  then to seed-baring vascular plants gymnosperms are the seed-bearing vascular plants and the angiosperms are the  vascular plants the are seed-bearing and flowering angiosperms include 2 main groups eudicots (dicots) and monocots The plant kingdom evolution of land plants: what general types of adaptations are needed to allow the  plants to successfully invade terrestrial environments?  Adaptations needed to move from aquatic to terrestrial environment
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