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angiosperm

any member of the class Angiospermae, in which the seeds are enclosed in an ovary The class contains the most advanced vascular plants. Each member of the class is either a MONOCOTYLEDON (e.g. grasses, tulips) or a DICOTYLEDON (e.g. apple, primrose). See PLANT KINGDOM for a more complete classification.
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Angiosperms are an important member of the plant kingdom, and their origin has been the topic of long-standing debate among evolutionary biologists.
If the ratio of 17 gall-forming insects on 1,200 fern species (1:70.6) and 950 gall-formers on 9,000 angiosperm species (1:9.5) for Costa Rica is representative for the world, ferns would have just seven times fewer galls than angiosperms, but there would be still ca.
4) says, "The development of the vessel has had a profound effect on the xylem of angiosperms....
APG is an international group of botanists who agree on a system of taxonomy (how to classify organisms), particularly flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) based on new knowledge.
There are current theories related to the history of the YABBY genes in angiosperms. Bartholmes et al.
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.
Range extensions and county records for angiosperms from the southwestern Cross Timbers in Eastland County, Texas.
The land-water ecotone (lateral distance of 10 m started at the adjacent portion of the stream) structures, on the left and right banks, were analyzed for the occurrence of five habitat descriptors: pteridophytes, fine roots intertwined of riparian vegetation, grasses, woody angiosperms and bare bank.
The present study was conducted to provide a check list of angiosperms for plant conservation.
Stomatochroon taxa are restricted to leaves of angiosperms differing from other genera in the family which grow on various other plant organs, in free-living states, and even observed as phycobiont partners in lichens (Lopez-Bautista et al., 2002).
The completion was stiff and the company similarly worthy, including such mighty and much-loved angiosperms as the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest (Robin Hood's famous hideout), another Scot's pine, on which 50 osprey chicks have hatched (and all to the same grateful osprey, apparently, who is now something of a YouTube sensation) and yet another pine - this time a black pine, and "former seven-headed dragon", affectionately known in its Czech village as Juliette.
Systematic Embryology of the Angiosperms. John Wiley Sons, New York, USA.