Chapter Outline

Introduction to the Bryophytes Phylum Hepaticophyta— Liverworts Structure and Form Thalloid Liverworts "Leafy" Liverworts Phylum Anthocerophyta— Hornworts Structure and Form

Asexual Reproduction Sexual Reproduction Phylum Bryophyta—Mosses Structure, Form, and Classes Sexual Reproduction Asexual Reproduction Human and Ecological Relevance of Bryophytes Summary

Stern-Jansky-Bidlack: I 20. Introduction to the Plant I Text I I © The McGraw-Hill

Introductory Plant Biology, Kingdom: Bryophytes Companies, 2003

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This chapter opens with a discussion of the features of the Plant Kingdom and its members and then introduces bryophytes with a note about their past use as bandages. Liverworts are explored after the habitats and general life history of bryophytes are discussed. Next, the chapter examines hornworts and their life cycles and then goes over mosses in greater detail. The chapter concludes with observations on the human and ecological relevance of bryophytes.

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