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Chapter 17: Plants, Fungi, and Colonization of Land
This activity contains 10 questions.
Which correctly pairs a challenge to living on land with the relevant plant adaptation?
water loss … cuticle
water loss … apical meristem
reproduction out of water … flagellated sperm
reproduction and dispersal … vascular tissue
supporting the body … gametangia
Which lists plant adaptations in proper order from the most ancestral (present in the largest number of groups) to the most derived?
dependent embryo, vascular tissue, flowers, seeds
vascular tissue, dependent embryo, flowers, seeds
vascular tissue, dependent embryo, seeds, flowers
dependent embryo, vascular tissue, seeds, flowers
flowers, seeds, dependent embryo, vascular tissue
Unlike humans and other animals, plants have _____.
only asexual reproduction
only sexual reproduction
a diploid form that directly produces haploid gametes
meiosis but not fertilization.
distinct multicellular haploid and diploid stages
In the moss life cycle, the diploid stage is the _____.
largest part of the plant (green leafy sprig)
stalk and sporangium extending above the leafy sprigs
Ferns have vascular tissue, an adaptation to life on land, but they have an ancestral reproductive trait that tends to limit them to moist habitats. What is it?
the dominant sporophyte
the dependent embryo
Pine trees and other gymnosperms have _____ but not _____, which are present only in angiosperms.
seeds … pollen
pollen … seeds
seeds … fruit
flowers … fruit
cones … pollen
A pollen grain is a _____.
male haploid gametophyte
female haploid gametophyte
male diploid gametophyte
spore of a fungus that parasitizes plants
Fungi _____ food through the _____.
ingest … hyphathalamous
absorb … pseudopodia
absorb … mycelium
ingest … mycelium
engulf … hyphae
produce haploid spores through meiosis or mitosis but do not produce gametes
produce gametes through meiosis but primarily reproduce through asexual production of spores
are haploid in all stages and reproduce strictly through asexual means
reproduce primarily by carrying out meiosis to produce diploid spores
produce spores that, in turn, produce sperm just as plant pollen grains do
In their most important roles, fungi _____ plants by _____.
harm … parasitism
harm … supporting the growth of leafcutter ant colonies
harm … absorbing plant nutrients from the soil
benefit … mycorrhizal associations and decomposition
benefit … spreading pollen
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