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20: Bryophytes

  • Page ID
    29597
  • Learning Objectives

    Content Objectives

    • Understand the difficulties organisms would face moving from an aquatic to a terrestrial environment
    • Learn the characteristics that distinguish the bryophytes from green algae and from other land plants
    • Learn the characteristics possessed by each group within the bryophytes
    • Gain perspective on how the characteristics of early plants correspond with an Earth much different from today’s, including how these plants would begin to shape that environment into our current one

    Skill Objectives

    • Correlate features of bryophyte anatomy and life history traits with adaptation to life on land
    • Distinguish between multicellular green algae and thalloid bryophytes
    • Distinguish between groups within the bryophytes, particularly between thalloid liverworts and hornworts, and between leafy liverworts and mosses

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