angiosperms


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angiosperms

Flowering plants.
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Angio-spermous as distinct from angio-ovulate features are easily seen in conifers, most obviously in the development of fleshy seeds, as in most Podocarpaceae, Juniperus and Taxaceae, paralleling the development of fleshy fruits in Angiosperms (Table 1).
Systematic embryology of the Angiosperms, Johnwiley and Sons, New York.
They have determined the precise dates that angiosperms or flowering plants experienced two surges in growth during the Cretaceous period.
As in previous editions, angiosperms are emphasized, but some features of the vegetative parts of gymnosperms and seedless vascular plants are also considered.
Insect diversity preceded that of flowering plants, called angiosperms, by 120 million years, according to the report.
First in structure, in the kinds of expression, and second in phylogeny, in the occurrence of these forms across the angiosperms.
The team sequenced the chloroplast genomes (the organelles inside plant leaves that engineer photosynthesis) for a dozen cacti and their relatives and combined their new genomic data with existing genomes to build a phylogeny, or evolutionary tree, for angiosperms, the genealogical line of flowering plants that represents roughly 90 percent of all plants worldwide.
It also confirms the generally more conservative water use strategies of ferns when compared with angiosperms (Brodribb and Holbrook, New Phytol.
In introducing the volume's 11 chapters, Ainsworth (plant molecular biology, Imperial College London, Wye Campus, Kent, UK) notes that flowers are a major contributing factor to Angiosperms being the dominant life form in the terrestrial ecosystem.
From orchids to oak trees, the angiosperms -- also known as flowering plants -- currently reign over more ancient divisions of the plant kingdom.
Basal angiosperms with relatively elaborate monosymmetry are Aristolochia (Piperales, magnoliids) and some Papaveraceae and Ranunculaceae (Ranunculales; basal eudicots) (Damerval et al.
It's a link all the way back to the beginning of the angiosperms," said Gasser.