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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Two somewhat conflicting theories (the homologous theory and antithetic theory) of the origin of alternating generations, specifically the origin of the sporophyte, in embryophytes (land plants) have had respective supporters for approximately a century.
From 1995 to 2005, human consumption of land plants rose from 20 percent to 25 percent of the total plant production of each year.
"This agrees with the fact that North American land plants were hammered and there was an especially sever mass extinction on that continent," said Bralower.
Deng and his collaborators concluded that the time of the Paleoasian Ocean's disappearance is the end of the Permian, about 251 million years ago, based on their study of land plant fossils.
The critical position of liverworts (Marchantiophytina) with regard to land plant evolution is uncontested.
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The company's Sunder land plant accounted for one in five cars built in the UK last year.
To fill in these gaps and bridge the divide between modern molecular and classical studies, Ambrose (plant genomics, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx) and Purugganan (genomics and systems biology, New York U; NYU Abu Dhabi Institute) compile a comprehensive review of the latest understanding of the evolution of innovations in land plant forms via classical methods (analyses of phylogenetic relationships and the fossil record of major plant groups) and modern tools in morphology, phylogeny, evolutionary mechanisms, and genomics.
As with land plants, the carbohydrates in the tissues of seaweed can be converted in various ways to make fuels.
During this same period, there have been profound changes in our knowledge of the phylogeny of land plants and of mechanisms of inheritance.
This year's wheat harvest is down 30pc - about five million tonnes - and the amount of land planted with wheat this year is down 20pc.