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Cecie Starr + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337408332
Chapter 22, Problem 5SQ
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___ attach mosses to soil.

  1. a. Rhizoids
  2. b. Rhizomes
  3. c. Roots
  4. d. Strobili

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The plants are multicellular, photosynthetic eukaryotes on land. It is estimated that first land plants evolved about 500 million years ago. They were non-vascular plants including liverworts, mosses, and hornwarts. They are grouped under bryophytes. Mosses are flowerless and spore-producing plants. Instead of true roots, they have rhizoids.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for the correct statement:

Mosses do not have true roots and instead they have rhizoids that are small filaments. They are anchoring structures that connect mosses to soil. They get nutrition from soil and absorb moisture from air. They are multicellular-branched structures. They are root-like structures but do not have absorptive functions.

Hence, option a. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option b. is given as “rhizomes”...

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