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In all other land plants, the polysporangiophytesthe sporophyte is branched and carries many sporangia. A study concluded that composition biases were responsible for these differences and that the bryophytes are monophyletic. Superclass Class Subclass Infraclass Parvclass. Both green algae and bryophytes have chlorophyll a and b, and the chloroplast structures are similar. Other algae Biliphyta . Thus some sources place horsetails in division Arthrophyta and ferns in division Pteridophyta,  while others place them both in Pteridophyta, as shown below.
Traditionally, all living land plants without vascular tissues were classified in a single taxonomic group, often a division or phylum. Gametophytes produce haploid bryopyyta and eggs which fuse to form diploid zygotes that grow into sporophytes.
Ribbon worms, Rhynchocoela : Horsehair worms, Gordian worms : Usually organisms were grouped according to their morphological similarities as perceived by those early workers, and those groups were then grouped according to their similarities, and so on, to form a hierarchy. Differentiated top and bottom surfaces, two ciliated cell layers, amoeboid fiber cells in between. Depending on the specific plant texture, bryophytes bryopyhta been shown to help improve the water retention and air space within soil.
Botanical terms Botanists by author abbreviation Botanical expedition. Ball of yarn fungus : American Journal of Botany. The use of the “oicy” terminology is said to have the advantage of emphasizing the difference between the gametophyte sexuality of bryophytes and the sporophyte sexuality of seed plants. Between – million years ago, land plants evolved from aquatic plants, specifically green algae.
Bryophyte – Wikipedia
A number of physical features link bryophytes to both land plants and aquatic plants. Stomochord in collar, pharyngeal slits.
In other projects Wikispecies. Marchantiophyta Hepatophyta . Bryophytes can survive on rocks and bare soil. In particular those based on gene sequences suggest the bryophytes are paraphyletic, whereas those based on the amino acid translations of the same genes suggest they are monophyletic. This weakens the idea that each of the phyla represents a distinct body plan.
Summary of the morphological characteristics of the gametophytes of the three groups of bryophytes:.
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Mature sporophytes remain attached to the gametophyte. More recently, phylogenetic research has questioned whether the bryophytes form a monophyletic group and thus whether they should form a single taxon.
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Accordingly, there is a proposal to abolish the Zygomycota phylum. Ephemeral unbranched sporophytesno vascular system. The kingdom Plantae is defined in various ways by different biologists see Current definitions of Fipo. In seed plants” monoecious ” is used where flowers with anthers microsporangia and flowers with ovules megasporangia occur on the same sporophyte and ” dioecious ” where they occur on different sporophytes.
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These terms occasionally may be used instead of “monoicous” and “dioicous” to describe bryophyte gametophytes. Freeman and Company Publishers.