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21: Seedless Vascular Plants

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  • Learning Objectives

    Content Objectives

    • Understand the changing conditions on Earth during the period in which SVPs evolved and how those conditions selected for features found in SVPs
    • Learn the characteristics that distinguish the SVPs from bryophytes
    • Connect what you have learned about plant anatomy and photosynthesis to SVP structure
    • Learn the sporophyte dominant life cycle of ferns

    Skill Objectives

    • Correlate features of SVP morphology and life history traits with adaptation to the changing environment
    • Distinguish between mosses and lycophytes
    • Distinguish between microphylls and megaphylls
    • Identify SVPs based on strobilus anatomy
    • Identify structures involved in the fern life cycle and describe their functions

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