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Ferns and their Relatives

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Which characteristic is NOT shared by club mosses and horsetails?
  1. large sporophytes
  2. microphyll-type leaves
  3. apical growth
  4. true roots
Which clade includes the horsetails and the ferns?
  1. streptophytes
  2. euphyllophytes
  3. monilophytes
  4. bryophytes
How is the fern megaphyll thought to have evolved?
  1. as a result of branch flattening
  2. spontaneously in multiple lineages
  3. from a sterile sporangia
  4. by the process of amphidiploidy
What structure do ferns use for reproduction?
  1. seed
  2. microphyll
  3. megaphyll
  4. spore
What stage of the fern life cycle is readily visible to the naked eye?
  1. sporophyte stage
  2. gametophyte stage
  3. haploid stage
  4. embryophyte stage
What are the clusters of spores found on the underside of fern fronds?
  1. megaphylls
  2. microphylls
  3. sori
  4. rhizoids
Which observation provides evidence that a plant is heterosporous?
  1. It has a single type of spore.
  2. It reproduces only during the rainy season.
  3. It has both a megaspore and a microspore.
  4. It produces only the sporophyte stage of the life cycle.
Ferns and their relatives do not produce seeds but do possess vascular tissue.
The internal tubes that ferns have evolved for the transport of materials are collectively called tracheids.
In general terms, how are the life cycles of a moss and a fern similar?
  • Both mosses and ferns undergo alternation of generations. This means they have both a sporophyte stage, which produces spores, and a gametophyte state, which produces haploid gametes. They both require moisture to accomplish sexual reproduction so that the sperm can swim to the egg.
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