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Plant Diversity - Chapter Summary
In these lessons on plant diversity, you'll learn about the characteristics of angiosperms and the different families of flowering plants. You'll also learn about plant species like ferns and horsetails. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:
- List the shared characteristics of plants
- Provide examples of bryophytes
- Explain the life cycle of phylum Pteridophyta
- Discuss how gymnosperms reproduce
- Recall the life cycle of an angiosperm
- Explain the economic importance of flowering plants
- Discuss how adaptations of seed plants allow them to thrive
- Define dispersal in ecology
Through these engaging lessons, our expert instructors help you better understand plant diversity. You can use the Help feature to submit questions to instructors if you get stuck on a topic. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge.
1. Kingdom Plantae: Facts, Characteristics & Examples
Chances are, you can thank a plant for your clothes, your food, and even your house. This lesson will explore the kingdom plantae including characteristics plants share as well as some facts and examples of organisms within this kingdom.
2. Bryophytes: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples
You may be familiar with green moss growing on a rock. Moss is a bryophyte, a type of nonvascular plant found near fresh water. This lesson describes bryophytes, including mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.
3. Phylum Pteridophyta: Characteristics, Classification & Life Cycle
In this lesson, we'll discover the characteristics, classification, and life cycle of the group Pteridophyta, which includes plant species like ferns and horsetails.
4. Gymnosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Types
In this lesson, we will explore gymnosperms, which are a unique group of plants that do not have bright flowers or seeds that are protected in fruit. We will examine types of them as well as their characteristics and the way they reproduce.
5. A Gymnosperm Life Cycle: Reproduction of Plants with 'Naked Seeds'
Some plants, such as pine trees, are able to reproduce with unprotected seeds. We will look at the major structures involved in this form of alternation of generations in gymnosperms.
6. Angiosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Examples
Flowering plants are also known as angiosperms. In this lesson, we will explore this vast group of plants to learn what sets them apart from other types of plants and how they survive.
7. An Angiosperm Life Cycle: Flowering Plant Reproduction
When you think of how plants reproduce, you probably think of flowers. We will look at how flowering plants use specialized reproductive structures to complete an alternation of generations life cycle.
8. The Role of Seed and Pollen Grains in Life on Land
This lesson goes over some of the important adaptations various seed plants have developed, ones that have allowed them to thrive on land, including places other plants (like seedless ones) have not been able to colonize.
9. Dispersal in Ecology: Definition & Explanation
When you see a bunch of seeds floating through the air, they are dispersing in order to move to a new home. Both plants and animals disperse actively or passively. We'll discuss both ways in this lesson.
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