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Chapter 22, Problem 13SQ
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Match the terms appropriately.

____ bryophyte a. has seeds, but no fruits
____ seedless vascular plant b. has flowers and fruits
____ gymnosperm c. has xylem and phloem, but no pollen
____ angiosperm d. no xylem or phloem

Summary Introduction

To match: The terms with the best description.

Explanation of Solution

Liverworts, mosses, and hornwarts are grouped under bryophytes. They are non-vascular (no xylem or phloem), seedless, reproduce using spores, and have gametophyte dominant life cycle.  These are the first land plants and are considered to be the closest link between the aquatic and land plants. They evolved from green algae.

Seedless vascular plant

Correct answer: c. has xylem and phloem, but no pollen

Explanation:

Seedless vascular plants have vascular tissues including xylem and phloem. They include ferns, horsetails, whisk ferns, and club mosses. They reproduce through spores and disperse through wind. After the spore germinates, it forms gametophyte and generates sperm and egg cells...

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