Plant Evolution and Diversity
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Plant Evolution and Diversity: Strobili and Heterospory: Not Pasta Quiz
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Q. 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?
Q. What trait is NOT unique to the seed plants?
Q. Phylogenetic trees are most similar to
Q. Imagine that you are a photographer and you want to take pictures of fern gametophytes. What time of year will you go out looking?
During the hottest time of year
During the coldest time of year
During the wettest time of year
During the driest time of year
Anytime of year
Q. 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?
Q. We should thank plants for
decreasing the nitrogen content of the atmosphere
increasing the oxygen content of the atmosphere
increasing the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere
increasing the nitrogen content of the atmosphere
decreasing the oxygen content of the atmosphere
Q. Which sequence represents the correct age order of species from oldest on the left to youngest on the right?
Ferns > Bryophytes > Angiosperms > Gymnosperms
Bryophytes > Gymnosperms > Lycophytes > Algae
Algae > Bryophytes > Ferns > Seed plants
Lycophytes > Angiosperms > Ferns > Seed plants
Bryophytes > Ferns > Gymnosperms > Lycophytes
Q. Gymnosperm reproductive structures are called
Q. Photosynthesis can happen in many structures. What structure does NOT do photosynthesis under any circumstances?
Single celled cyanobacteria
All do photosynthesis, or have at some point
Q. If you had to predict a trait that might evolve in a dry climate, what is most likely?
Short root system