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gymnosperm

any member of the class Gymnospermae - the CONIFERS and their allies. Gymnosperms derive their name from the fact that the ovules are borne without a covering on the surface of the megasporophylls, which usually take the form of cones.
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If angiosperms and gymnosperms continue to move in different directions, the mixed-species forest systems that other plant and animal species depend on for survival may start to break up.
This phase, at the transition of Griesbachian and Dienerian, is a time of major change with continuous decrease in Gymnosperm abundance while the lycopod abundance increases.
Several molecular mechanisms of MADS-box gene diversification were used to a quite different extent during angiosperm and gymnosperm evolution (Theiben et al.
This first volume of a proposed three-volume set describes 1,054 taxa within pteridophytes (ferns and fern allies), gymnosperms, and monocots of OregonAEs natural habitat.
Botanical affinities of isolated palynomorphs included in this paper indicate the presence of sphenopsids (Equisetopsids) and ferns (Osmundaceae) during the early Permian period along with gymnosperms (Cycadales, Benniettitales).
Molecular xylem cell wall structure of an inclined Cycas micronesica stem, a tropical gymnosperm.
Described are 172 genera (142 native and 30 non-native), and 457 species and lesser taxa (381 native and 76 non-native) in Kentucky and Tennessee of 15 gymnosperms and 442 angiosperms.
Recently, a number of species in various genera of the angiosperms have been observed to have bordered pit pairs possessing an impermeable torus as well as a surrounding margo with openings the size of the pit membrane of typical angiosperms rather than the larger openings of the margos of gymnosperms.