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Chapter 21: Introduction to Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives



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Chapter 21: Introduction to Vascular Plants: Ferns and Their Relatives

1. Know the basic structural differences between bryophytes and vascular plants.

2. Distinguish the four divisions of seedless vascular plants from one another.

3. Understand the differences in the life cycles of ground pines (Lycopodium) and spike mosses (Selaginella).

4. Learn the structural features of horsetail (Equisetum) sporophytes.

5. Know how to recognize and explain the functions of all the structures involved in alternation of generations in a fern.

6. Learn ten important uses of vascular plants that do not produce seeds.

7. Explain what a fossil is and distinguish among the various types of fossils.



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