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Bryophytes The Amphibians of plant Kingdom

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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