In terms of alternation of generations, which occurs in all land plants, explain the similarities or differences in roles played by these structures visible to the naked eye and commonly seen in nature: pine trees, leafy ferns, beds of mosses, and roses on a rose bush.

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All of these structures release spores that develop into male and female gametophytes.

  

All of these visible structures produce sperm and eggs.

  

Structures on the ferns, roses, and pine trees release pollen that develops into the male gametophyte; mosses do not.

  

Rose bushes, ferns, and pine trees release spores; the commonly visible form of mosses releases gametes.

 

asked Dec 28, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Rose bushes, ferns, and pine trees release spores; the commonly visible form of mosses releases gametes.

 

answered Dec 28, 2012 by JPx ~Expert~ (379 points)

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