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Ch 17 Plants Colonization of Land. LM 444 . PLANT EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY. Plants evolved from green algae Molecular, physical, and chemical evidence Indicates that green algae called charophyceans are the closest living relatives of plants. Figure 17.1A, B. Coleochate. Chara.

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Ch 17 plants colonization of land

Ch 17 Plants Colonization of Land


Plant evolution and diversity

LM 444

PLANT EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY

  • Plants evolved from green algae

    • Molecular, physical, and chemical evidence

      • Indicates that green algae called charophyceans are the closest living relatives of plants

Figure 17.1A, B

Coleochate

Chara


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • Plants have adaptations for life on land

    • Plants are: multicellular photosynthetic eukaryotes


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

Plant

Reproductive structures, as in flowers,contain spores and gametes

Leaf performs photosynthesis

Cuticle covering leaves and stemsreduces water loss; stomata inleaves allow gas exchange

Stem supports plant and mayperform photosynthesis

Surrounding watersupports alga

Alga

Whole algaperformsphotosynthesis;absorbs water,CO2, andminerals fromthe water

Rootsanchor plant;absorb water andminerals fromthe soil

Holdfastanchors alga

  • Plants have some specific adaptations

    • That are not found in algae

Figure 17.2A


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • Obtaining Resources from Two Locations

    • Apical meristems

      • Are the growth-producing regions of a plant

      • Help maximize exposure to the resources in the soil and air


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • Maintaining Moisture

    • A waxy cuticle covers the stems and leaves of plants

      • And helps retain water

    • Stomata

      • Are tiny pores in leaves that allow for gas exchange


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • Plants have vascular tissue

    • Which helps distribute nutrients throughout the organism

Figure 17.2B

XylemPhloem


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • Reproducing on Land

    • Many living plants

      • Produce gametes that are encased in protective structures

“Gametangia”


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

Land plants

Vascular plants

Bryophytes(nonvascular plants)

Seed plants

Seedless vascular plants

Mosses

Hornworts

Liverworts

Angiosperms

Gymnosperms

Pterophytes(ferns and relatives)

Lycophytes(club mosses and relatives)

Origin of seed plants(about 360 mya)

Origin of vascular plants(about 420 mya)

Origin of land plants(about 475 mya)

  • Plant diversity reflects the evolutionary history of the plant kingdom

    • Some highlights of plant evolution

Figure 17.3A


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • Bryophytes lack vascular tissue and include

    • The mosses, hornworts, and liverworts

Figure 17.3B


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • Ferns are seedless vascular plants

    • With flagellated sperm

Figure 17.3C


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • Seedless plants dominated vast “coal forests”

    • Ferns and other seedless plants

      • Once dominated ancient forests

    • Their remains formed coal

Figure 17.7


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Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • Seed plants

    • Have pollen grains that transport sperm

    • Protect their embryos in seeds


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • Gymnosperms, such as pines

    • Produce seeds in cones

Figure 17.3D


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • The seeds of angiosperms

    • Develop within protective ovaries

Figure 17.3E


Ch 17 plants colonization of land

  • The structure of a fruit reflects its function in seed dispersal

    • Fruits are adaptations that disperse seeds

Figure 17.11A–C


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