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Plant Evolution and Diversity

Plant Evolution and Diversity

Plant Evolution and Diversity: Herbivorous and Proud of It Quiz

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Q. What is NOT a way to detect evolutionary relationships?

None of the above
Q. Angiosperms became the dominant plants in the world because

they protect their seeds better than spores are protected
animals help them disperse their seeds
animals help them distribute their pollen
their seeds last a long time because they can go dormant
of all of the above
Q. Phylogenetics is the study of

how species are related to each other
how algae products can be used in food
how crops can become more nutritious through genetic modifications
dog breeding
the mechanisms that allowed plants to move to land
Q. One of the challenges plants needed to overcome when they moved to land was

drying out
too much light
not enough mineral nutrition in the soil
having plenty of support for their branches
Q. A pollen grain contains

an egg
an ovule
a spore
a megagametophyte
a microgametophyte
Q. What type of fossil would you need a microscope to see?

Petrified wood
Fossilized roots
Leaf impressions
Fossil pollen
Fossil bark
Q. From the evolution of bryophytes to the evolution of angiosperms, the gametophyte generation

grew to ten times its original size
was severely reduced in size
became much longer-lived
became more independent
produced more gametes
Q. You board a plane in California and get off in Spain. When you arrive, you are not surprised to see similar plants to the ones you saw in California, because of

a vicariance event
convergent evolution
continental drift
an adaptive radiation
Q. An example of a living fossil is

sphagnum moss
ginkgo biloba
southern beech in Australia
silverswords in Hawaii
water lilies
Q. What levels of organization do NOT evolve?