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ISBN: 9781305389892
Chapter 28.3, Problem 3SB
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How does the life cycle of a horsetail differ from that of a fern?

Summary Introduction

To review:

Differentiate between the life cycle of a horsetail and a fern.

Introduction:

The life cycle of fern and horsetail has two different stages, which are the sporophyte stage and gametophyte stage. The spores are released during the sporophytic stage and the mature gametes are released during gametophytic stage. There are some gametes that are dispersed through the air and some gametes migrate through the water.

Explanation of Solution

The differences between the life cycle of a horse tail and a fern are given as follows:

The life cycle of Horsetail The life cycle of Fern
Sporangia of the horsetails are developed in strobili. (stem structures) Sporangia of the fern are developed on the margin of leaves...

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