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What are charophytes?

-Closest relative of land plants


What are some adaptations that have enabled a move to land for plants?

-In charophytes, a layer of polymer called sporopollenin prevents expose zygotes from drying out
-Adaptations for a shallow water life
-New environmental opportunities include unfiltered sunlight, CO2 and soil nutrients and few herbivores/pathogen's


What are the three shared, derived traits of plants?

1.Alternation of generations with multicellular dependent embryos
2.Wild spores produced in sporangia
3.Apical meristem's


What are the dependent embryos?

The zygote is retained in female plant tissue and the parent provides nutrients


What are the two additional derived traits of plants?

-Cuticle which is a waxy covering of the epidermidis
-Stomata which have specialized pores for gas exchange and can close in hot, dry conditions to minimize water loss


What are the nutritional and fungal lifestyles?

-Fungi are heterotrophs but do not ingest their food
-They secrete exoenzymes into their surroundings that break down complex molecules and then absorb the remaining smaller compounds


What are mycorrhizae?

-Mutually beneficial relationships between fungi and plant roots
-Ectomycorrhizal fungi Form sheets of hyphae over a root and grow into the extracellular space of the root
-Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi extend the hyphae Through the cell walls of root cells and into tubes for me by invagination of the root cellular membrane


What is the origin of fungi?

-DNA evidence suggests that most fungi are closely related to unicellular nucleariids and animals are more closely related to unicellular choanoflagellates


What are some elements of the morphology of mushrooms?

-Mycelia are networks of branch to be adapted for absorption
-Most fungi have cell walls made of chitin not cellulose
-Their surface to volume ratio enhances feeding efficiency


What are haustoria?

Some fungi have specialized hyphae called haustoria that allow them to penetrate the tissues of their host


What are chytrids?

-They are found in freshwater and terrestrial habitats and can be decomposers, parasites or symbionts
-They have flagellated spores called zoospores


What are zygomycetes?

They are named for their sexually produce zygosporangia


What are zygosporangia?

-They are resistant to freezing and drain meaning they can persist through unfavourable conditions
-Once the conditions improve they undergo karygomy


What are glomeromycetes?

-Once considered zygomycetes
-They form a distinct type of endomycorrhizae called arbuscular mycorrhizae


What are ascomycetes?

-Are defined by production of sexual spores in saclike asci which are usually contained in fruiting body is called ascocarps
-Reproduce asexually by enormous numbers of asexual spores call conidia Produced at conidiophores


What are bascomycetes?

-Defined by a club like structure called a basidium, a transient diploid stage in the lifecycle
-The lifecycle of a basidiomycete usually include a long lived dikaryotic mycelium


What are nonvascular plants called?



What was the prevalent vegetation for the first 100 million years of plant evolution?

Bryophytes and bryophyte-like plants. Vascular plants began to diversify during the Carboniferous period


What are living vascular plants classified by?

-Lifecycles with dominant sporophytes
-Vascular tissues called xylem and phloem
-Well developed roots and leaves


What is the difference between sporophytes and gametophytes?

-Sporophytes are diploid and are the larger generation
-Gametophytes are tiny plants that grow on or below the soil surface


What is the difference between xylem and phloem tissues?

Xylem tissues conduct most water and minerals
Phloem tissues distribute sugars, amino acids, and organic products via living cells


What is the difference between roots and leaves?

Roots are organs to anchor the vascular plants and absorb water and nutrients from the soil. Leaves increase surface area to capture more solar energy for photosynthesis


What is the difference between microphylls and megaphylls?

Microphylls are leaves with a single vein and megaphylls are leaves with a highly branched vascular system


What are seed plant traits?

-Reduced gametophytes
-Ovules and pollen


What are reduced gametophytes?

-Are usually microscopic and develop within walls of spores, retained inside tissues of the parents sporophyte
-Protection from UV radiation, drying out and gametophyte gets nutrients from parent sporophyte


What is an ovule?

Megasporangium, megaspore and protective integuments


What is the difference between gymnosperm megaspores and angiosperm megaspores?

Gymnosperm megaspores have one integument and angiosperm megaspores have two integuments


What develops into pollen grains?

Microspores which contain the mail gametophytes and are protected by sporopollenin


What is pollination?

The transfer of pollen to the parts of a seed plant containing ovules


What are seeds?

Sporophyte embryos, along with the food supply package in a protective coat