What Is The Difference Between Bryophytes And Pteridophytes?


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Robin Burden Profile
Robin Burden answered
There are several important differences between bryophytes and pteridophytes. One of the most obvious is that bryophytes don't have roots, leaves, or vascular tissue, whereas pteridophytes have all three.

What's the difference between byrophytes and pteridophytes?
Another major difference between the two plants is that bryophytes can be described as both gametophytes and haploids.

This is because they reproduce through spores and each cell contains a single and complete set of chromosomes.

Pteridophytes on the other hand, develop from a zygote of asexual spores and rely on biological dispersion.

Because pteridophytes are vascular plants, they have xylem and phloem. These are two types of transport tissue that carry sugar around the plant. 

Examples of pteridophytes include various types of fern, as well as club mosses, spike mosses, and quillworts.

Byrophytes include plants like liverworts, hornworts and other types of mosses. Typically, these plants have the ability to reproduce both unisexually and bisexually - something that pteridophytes are unable to do.
Jillian Peppe Profile
Jillian Peppe answered
Bryophytes are nonvascular plants like mosses and liverworts, they do not have a conductive system for transport of sugar, water and nutrients.

Tracheophyte plants are vascular plants, they have conductive structures.

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