embryophyte

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embryophyte

any plant of the nontaxonomic group Embryophyta, possessing an embryo and multicellular sex organs. Examples include mosses, liverworts, ferns and seed plants.
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The critical position of liverworts (Marchantiophytina) with regard to land plant evolution is uncontested.
A review of Sluiman's cladistic classification of green plants with particular reference to flagella data and to land plant origins.
A NASA research group led by Marc Imhoff at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, first quantified this global consumption in 2004, when the group found that in 1995 humans consumed 20 percent of all the land plant material produced that year.
Previous research found land plant productivity was on the rise.
Most soils have so-called arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which grip roots and boost nutrients for an estimated 80 percent of land plant species.
In the south, only intermediate levels of extinction occurred and greater diversity persisted, which agrees with the minor land plant changes in the Southern Hemisphere.
Washington, December 9 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have analyzed land plant fossils to show that the Paleoasian Ocean disappeared about 251 million years ago.
Mark Puttick, from the University of Bristol, said: "The fossil record is too sparse and incomplete to be a reliable guide to date the origin of land plants.
It wasn't possible to evolve complex life forms because there was not enough oxygen in the atmosphere, and there wasn't enough oxygen because complex plants hadn't evolved 6 only when land plants came about did we see a more significant rise in atmospheric oxygen," study co-author Timothy Lenton from the University of Exeter in the U.
It is one of two land plants that are illegal to cause to grow in the wild under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, the other being Giant Hogweed, and it can cause structural problems to buildings.
The topics include an overview of the hydraulic systems in early land plants, cellular and subcellular changes in cambium, visualizing wood anatomy in three dimensions with high-resolution X-ray micro-tomography, fire influences on Pinus halepensis: wood responses close and far from scar, plastic growth response of European beech provenances to dry site conditions, and evaluating the wood anatomical and dendoecological potential of arctic dwarf shrub communities.
MARYLAND (CyHAN)- NASA scientists have discovered a new way to use satellites to measure what's occurring inside Earth's land plants at a cellular level.