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Any of numerous primarily land-dwelling plants having a sporophytic embryo that develops within gametophytic tissue, including the bryophytes and the vascular plants. Also called land plant.

em′bry·o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.


any of a subkingdom of plants, Embryophyta, that encompasses most land plants, such as trees, flowers and mosses
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Blackmore and Barnes (1987) hypothesized that two factors contributed to evolution of the embryophyte spore wall; transfer of the sporopollenin wall from zygotes to meiospores, and the fusion of single lamina into multilaminate walls.
Phylogenetic relationships of the liverworts (Hepaticae), a basal embryophyte lineage, inferred from nucleotide sequence data of the chloroplast gene rbcL.
Embryophyte spore walls: origin, development, and homologies.
Then, in the subsequent section, I will revisit the question of the origin of embryophyte life cycles from the perspective of our modern understanding of the phylogeny of embryophytes and their algal relatives.
1987) recognize the Charophyceae as "Charophyta," a division distinct from Chlorophyta, perhaps more closely related to embryophyte plants (than other green algae).
In chapter one, "Evolutionary significance of bryophytes," the authors build a firm comparative morphological case regarding bryophytes as embryophytes along with the other terrestrial plants, the vascular plants.
dagger]) bryo- of mosses (Bryophytes start out Bruce Young as embryophytes.
bryophytes: Are all embryophytes ('land plants') that are non-vascular: they have tissues and enclosed reproductive systems, but they lack vascular tissue.
2) UMR CNRS 5143 Paleobiodiversite et paleoenvironnements, Paleobotanique - Paleoecologie /Paleodiversite, Systematique et Evolution des Embryophytes, Universite Paris 6, case courrier 1201, 12 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
These two developmental processes have been described to occur in a broad spectrum of embryophytes, from bryophytes to many flowering plant families.
New character, derived from life-cycle variations among embryophytes (Rothwell, 1995).
Interpretation morphologique de l'embryon ches les Embryophytes, avec application au cas des Graminees (Poaceae).