Bryophytes ( Amphibians of plant Kingdom) –

– Group of autotrophic plants with thallus having true roots, stem and leaves with multi cellular sex organs.

– Occurs on damp, humid and shaded soil.

– Root like rhizoids  present.

– Main plant body gametophyte bears Antheridia and Archegonia.

– Biflagellate antherozoidsproduced from Antheridium and reach through water to egg in Archegonium.

– Zygote forms sporophyte which produces haploid spores to give rise to new plants.


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