Biology, Eighth Edition (Raven)

Chapter 30: Overview of Green Plants

Learning Outcomes

Chapter 30
  • Explain the evidence supporting the evolution of plants from green algae.
  • Describe haplodiploidy as it relates to the typical plant life and reproductive cycle.
  • Understand the adaptations necessary for plants to become dominant terrestrial organisms.
  • Explain why liverworts and mosses are not monophyletic.
  • Differentiate between vascular and nonvascular plants.
  • Compare the gametophytic and sporophytic stage of mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms.
  • Understand the morphology of gamete production in each of the major plant phyla.
  • Explain the evolutionary significance of the seed as it pertains to terrestrial life.
  • Understand how reproduction in a gymnosperm differs in angiosperms.
  • Differentiate between the two angiosperm lineages.
  • Describe the structures and function of those structures in a flower.
  • Describe angiosperm double fertilization.
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