Suppose an efficient conducting system evolved in a moss that could transport water and other materials as high as a tall tree. Which of the

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Suppose an efficient conducting system evolved in a moss that could transport water and other materials as high as a tall tree. Which of the following statements about “trees” of such a species would not be accurate?

A. spore dispersal distances would probably increase
B. females could produce only one archegonium
C. unless its body parts were strengthened, such a tree would probably flop over
D. individuals would probably compete more effectively for access to light.

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Lydia 3 months 2022-02-11T10:58:55+00:00 1 Answer 0 views 0

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    2022-02-11T10:59:57+00:00

    B) option is correct

    Explanation:

    • Mosses are waxy little plants with no leaves and no stem that use each other to stay upright, their grouping helps them retain water in the area
    • A waxy covering across their bodies helps keep water from evaporating and are usually found in moist areas out of the direct sunlight
    • In mosses, gametophyte (1N multicellular adult plant) is the dominant portion
    • When top of the female gametophyte plant is sectioned longitudinally and examined with a microscope, several egg-producing structures called archegonia are present, two archegonia each produces one 1N egg cell
    • The egg is clearly visible in the archegonium at the left and only part of the egg cell is visible in the archegonium on the right
    • Once sperm have been splashed to the female plants, sperm swim into the archegonium and fuse with the egg, the process is called fertilization
    • A single 2N cell called the zygote (or fertilized egg) is formed
    • Zygote further undergoes mitosis many times to eventually form a multicellular 2N plant called the sporophyte    

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