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cellulose
an organic compound made up of long chains of sugar molecules. Cell walls are made of this.
cuticle
waxy, protective layer on stems and leaves.
vascular plants
plants with vascular tissue and are more than a few cells thick.
nonvascular plants
plants without vascular tissue such as a bryophyte
rhizoid
rootlike filaments or threads that hold moss plants in place
sporophyte
spore-producing diploid stage in the moss life cycle
gametophyte
form of a moss plant that produces sex cells.
alternation of generations
continual cycle between spore producing and sex cell producing phase in plants
pioneer species
Plants that are the first to grow in new or disturbed areas.
bog
poorly drained area with spongy, wet ground that is composed mainly of dead plants whose decay has been slowed by lack of oxygen.
rhizome
underground stem from which a fern leaf grows.
sori
ferns produce spores in cases grouped together in these structures
frond
the leaf of a fern
prothallus
the gametophyte is called this.
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