Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Plant Evolution and Diversity

Plant Evolution and Diversity

Quizzes

1. You are being consulted as an expert in plant evolution by a paleontologist who has found a new plant fossil. The plant had seeds but no roots were found. Where do you classify the plant? -> Gymnosperms
2. What trait is NOT unique to the seed plants? -> Vascular tissue
3. Phylogenetic trees are most similar to -> family trees
4. Imagine that you are a photographer and you want to take pictures of fern gametophytes. What time of year will you go out looking? -> Anytime of year
5. Your friend complains to you that she has allergies from all the pollen in the air this time of year. What type of plant might you blame for the high pollen counts? -> Gymnosperms
6. We should thank plants for -> increasing the oxygen content of the atmosphere
7. Which sequence represents the correct age order of species from oldest on the left to youngest on the right? -> Ferns > Bryophytes > Angiosperms > Gymnosperms
8. Gymnosperm reproductive structures are called -> Fruits
9. Photosynthesis can happen in many structures. What structure does NOT do photosynthesis under any circumstances? -> All do photosynthesis, or have at some point
10. If you had to predict a trait that might evolve in a dry climate, what is most likely? -> Naked seeds
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