Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 29 - 29.3 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

Both seedless vascular plants and nonvascular plants have swimming sperm, requiring that they have a film of water through which these sperm can swim at the appropriate time during the lifecycle. They differ in the seedless vascular plants having strong vascular tissue, allowing them to grow much larger than nonvascular plants, and having true roots and true leaves for better nutrient extraction from soil and more effective photosynthesis.

Work Step by Step

Review Concepts 29.2 and 29.3, making lists of major features for both groups of plants in the question. Then, simply compare the list, highlighting the shared features and those which are obviously very different between the groups.
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