What features of chlorophytes (green algae), in contrast to phaeophytes (brown algae) and rhodophytes (red algae), are similar to plants?
chloroplasts containing chlorophyll b
The evolution of vascular tissue led to an explosion in the land plants. Which of the following is an advantage that vascular tissue confers to plants?
It allows some plants to grow taller than others.
T/F: Because nonvascular plants do not have true vascular cells and do not produce seeds, they are more ancient than other plants growing today.
T/F: The seedless vascular plants show more derived characters when compared to the common ancestor of all land plants than do the nonvascular plants.
Early plants made the transition from a water-based to a land-based existence. Occupation of land was advantageous to plants because there was direct access to sunlight and herbivorous organisms were not yet well established. Which disadvantages had to be overcome by all plants for terrestrial occupation?
The lack of any protective covering to combat desiccation.
Which of the following features helps plants live in dry terrestrial environments?
Development of a method for transporting water to various tissues of the plant & Development of a protective barrier to water loss.