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Index Marchantiophyta

The Marchantiophyta are a division of non-vascular land plants commonly referred to as hepatics or liverworts. [1]

89 relations: Antheridium, Apotreubia, Aquarium, Archegonium, Asexual reproduction, Blasiales, Bryology, Bryophyta, Bryophyte, Cladistics, Compression fossil, Conocephalum, Devonian, Doctrine of signatures, Elater, Embryophyte, Ernst Haeckel, Evolution, Fertilisation, Flagellum, Flowering plant, Fossil, Fossombroniales, Gamete, Gametophyte, Gemma (botany), Genus, Givetian, Glossary of botanical terms, Haplomitriales, Haplomitriopsida, Haplomitrium, Hepatica, Holocene, Hornwort, Jungermanniales, Jungermanniopsida, Kunstformen der Natur, Latin, Liver, Lunularia, Marchantia, Marchantia polymorpha, Marchantiales, Marchantiopsida, Meiosis, Metzgeria, Metzgeriales, Microscopy, Monoclea, ..., Monoicous, Moss, Neohodgsonia, New York (state), Non-vascular plant, Oil body, Old English, Order (biology), Ordovician, Ovule, Pallaviciniales, Pallaviciniites, Paraphyly, Pellia, Pelliales, Plagiochila, Pleurozia, Ploidy, Pollen, Porella, Porellales, Protonema, Protosalvinia, Ptilidiales, Ranunculaceae, Rhizoid, Riccia, Riccia fluitans, Soil crust, Sperm, Spermatophyte, Sphaerocarpales, Spore, Sporophyte, Stoma, Taxon, Thallus, Treubia, Treubiaceae. Expand index (39 more) »


An antheridium is a haploid structure or organ producing and containing male gametes (called antherozoids or sperm).

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Apotreubia is a genus of liverworts in the family Treubiaceae.

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An aquarium (plural: aquariums or aquaria) is a vivarium of any size having at least one transparent side in which aquatic plants or animals are kept and displayed.

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An archegonium (pl: archegonia), from the ancient Greek ἀρχή ("beginning") and γόνος ("offspring"), is a multicellular structure or organ of the gametophyte phase of certain plants, producing and containing the ovum or female gamete.

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Asexual reproduction

Asexual reproduction is a type of reproduction by which offspring arise from a single organism, and inherit the genes of that parent only; it does not involve the fusion of gametes, and almost never changes the number of chromosomes.

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Blasiales is an order of liverworts with a single living family and two species.

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Bryology (from Greek bryon, a moss, a liverwort) is the branch of botany concerned with the scientific study of bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts).

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Bryophyta may refer to.

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Bryophytes are an informal group consisting of three divisions of non-vascular land plants (embryophytes): the liverworts, hornworts and mosses.

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Cladistics (from Greek κλάδος, cládos, i.e., "branch") is an approach to biological classification in which organisms are categorized in groups ("clades") based on the most recent common ancestor.

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Compression fossil

A compression fossil is a fossil preserved in sedimentary rock that has undergone physical compression.

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Conocephalum is a genus of thallose liverworts in the order Marchantiales.

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The Devonian is a geologic period and system of the Paleozoic, spanning 60 million years from the end of the Silurian, million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Carboniferous, Mya.

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Doctrine of signatures

The doctrine of signatures, dating from the time of Dioscorides and Galen, states that herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat ailments of those body parts.

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An elater is a cell (or structure attached to a cell) that is hygroscopic, and therefore will change shape in response to changes in moisture in the environment.

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The Embryophyta are the most familiar group of green plants that form vegetation on earth.

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Ernst Haeckel

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (16 February 1834 – 9 August 1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including anthropogeny, ecology, phylum, phylogeny, and Protista. Haeckel promoted and popularised Charles Darwin's work in Germany and developed the influential but no longer widely held recapitulation theory ("ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny") claiming that an individual organism's biological development, or ontogeny, parallels and summarises its species' evolutionary development, or phylogeny.

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Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.

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Fertilisation or fertilization (see spelling differences), also known as generative fertilisation, conception, fecundation, syngamy and impregnation, is the fusion of gametes to initiate the development of a new individual organism.

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A flagellum (plural: flagella) is a lash-like appendage that protrudes from the cell body of certain bacterial and eukaryotic cells.

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Flowering plant

The flowering plants, also known as angiosperms, Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta, are the most diverse group of land plants, with 416 families, approximately 13,164 known genera and c. 295,383 known species.

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A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.

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Fossombroniales is an order of liverworts.

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A gamete (from Ancient Greek γαμετή gamete from gamein "to marry") is a haploid cell that fuses with another haploid cell during fertilization (conception) in organisms that sexually reproduce.

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A gametophyte is one of the two alternating phases in the life cycle of plants and algae.

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Gemma (botany)

A gemma (plural gemmae) is a single cell, or a mass of cells, or a modified bud of tissue, that detaches from the parent and develops into a new individual.

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A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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The Givetian is one of two faunal stages in the Middle Devonian period.

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Glossary of botanical terms

This glossary of botanical terms is a list of terms relevant to botany and plants in general.

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Haplomitriales (formerly Calobryales) is an order of plants known as liverworts.

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Haplomitriopsida is a newly recognized class of liverworts comprising fifteen species in three genera.

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Haplomitrium is a genus of liverwort.

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Hepatica (hepatica, liverleaf, or liverwort) is a genus of herbaceous perennials in the buttercup family, native to central and northern Europe, Asia and eastern North America.

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The Holocene is the current geological epoch.

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Hornworts are a group of non-vascular plants constituting the division Anthocerotophyta.

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Jungermanniales is the largest order of liverworts.

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Jungermanniopsida is the largest of three classes within the division Marchantiophyta (liverworts).

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Kunstformen der Natur

Kunstformen der Natur (known in English as Art Forms in Nature) is a book of lithographic and halftone prints by German biologist Ernst Haeckel.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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The liver, an organ only found in vertebrates, detoxifies various metabolites, synthesizes proteins, and produces biochemicals necessary for digestion.

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Lunularia cruciata, the crescent-cup liverwort, is a liverwort of order Lunulariales, and the only species in the genus Lunularia and family Lunulariaceae.

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Marchantia is a genus in the family Marchantiaceae of the order Marchantiales, a group of liverworts.

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Marchantia polymorpha

Marchantia polymorpha, sometimes known as the common liverwort or umbrella liverwort, is a large liverwort with a wide distribution around the world.

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Marchantiales is an order of thallose liverworts that includes species like Marchantia polymorpha, a widespread plant often found beside rivers, and Lunularia cruciata, a common and often troublesome weed in moist, temperate gardens and greenhouses.

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Marchantiopsida is one of three classes within the liverwort phylum Marchantiophyta.

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Meiosis (from Greek μείωσις, meiosis, which means lessening) is a specialized type of cell division that reduces the chromosome number by half, creating four haploid cells, each genetically distinct from the parent cell that gave rise to them.

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Metzgeria is a genus of thalloid liverworts in the family Metzgeriaceae.

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Metzgeriales is an order of liverworts.

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Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view objects and areas of objects that cannot be seen with the naked eye (objects that are not within the resolution range of the normal eye).

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Monoclea is a genus of liverwort that contains two species.

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Monoicous plants are those species that bear both sperm and eggs on the same gametophyte.

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Mosses are small flowerless plants that typically grow in dense green clumps or mats, often in damp or shady locations.

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Neohodgsonia is a genus of liverworts containing the single species Neohodgsonia mirabilis.

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New York (state)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States.

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Non-vascular plant

Non-vascular plants are plants without a vascular system consisting of xylem and phloem.

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Oil body

An oil body is a lipid-containing structure found in plant cells.

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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Order (biology)

In biological classification, the order (ordo) is.

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The Ordovician is a geologic period and system, the second of six periods of the Paleozoic Era.

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In seed plants, the ovule is the structure that gives rise to and contains the female reproductive cells.

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Pallaviciniales is an order of liverworts.

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The lowermost Upper Devonian fossil Pallaviciniites was for a time the oldest known liverwort until Metzgeriothallus was recovered from earlier Devonian strata.

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In taxonomy, a group is paraphyletic if it consists of the group's last common ancestor and all descendants of that ancestor excluding a few—typically only one or two—monophyletic subgroups.

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Pellia is a small but widespread genus of liverworts in the cool and temperate regions of the northern hemisphere.

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Pelliales is an order of liverworts.

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Plagiochila is a large, common, and widespread genus of liverworts in order Jungermanniales.

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Pleurozia is the only genus of liverworts in the family Pleuroziaceae, which is now classified in its own order Pleuroziales, but was previously included in a broader circumscription of the Jungermanniales.

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Ploidy is the number of complete sets of chromosomes in a cell, and hence the number of possible alleles for autosomal and pseudoautosomal genes.

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Pollen is a fine to coarse powdery substance comprising pollen grains which are male microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce male gametes (sperm cells).

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Porella is a large, common, and widespread genus of liverworts in order Jungermanniales.

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Porellales is an order of liverworts.

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A protonema (plural: protonemata) is a thread-like chain of cells that forms the earliest stage (the haploid phase) of the life cycle of mosses and liverworts.

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Protosalvinia is a prehistoric plant found commonly in shale from shoreline habitats of the Upper Devonian period.

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Ptilidiales is an order of liverworts.

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Ranunculaceae (buttercup or crowfoot family; Latin rānunculus "little frog", from rāna "frog") is a family of over 2,000 known species of flowering plants in 43 genera, distributed worldwide.

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Rhizoids are protuberances that extend from the lower epidermal cells of bryophytes and algae.

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Riccia is a genus of liverworts in the order Marchantiales.

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Riccia fluitans

Riccia fluitans, whose common name is floating crystalwort, is an aquatic floating plant of the liverwort genus Riccia which is popular among aquarists as a retreat for young fry and is used in live-bearing tanks.

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Soil crust

Soil crusts are soil surface layers that are distinct from the rest of the bulk soil, often hardened with a platy surface.

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Sperm is the male reproductive cell and is derived from the Greek word (σπέρμα) sperma (meaning "seed").

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The spermatophytes, also known as phanerogams or phenogamae, comprise those plants that produce seeds, hence the alternative name seed plants.

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Sphaerocarpales is an order of plants within the liverworts.

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In biology, a spore is a unit of sexual or asexual reproduction that may be adapted for dispersal and for survival, often for extended periods of time, in unfavourable conditions.

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A sporophyte is the diploid multicellular stage in the life cycle of a plant or alga.

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In botany, a stoma (plural "stomata"), also called a stomata (plural "stomates") (from Greek στόμα, "mouth"), is a pore, found in the epidermis of leaves, stems, and other organs, that facilitates gas exchange.

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In biology, a taxon (plural taxa; back-formation from taxonomy) is a group of one or more populations of an organism or organisms seen by taxonomists to form a unit.

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Thallus (plural: thalli), from Latinized Greek θαλλός (thallos), meaning "a green shoot" or "twig", is the undifferentiated vegetative tissue of some organisms in diverse groups such as algae, fungi, some liverworts, lichens, and the Myxogastria.

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Treubia is a genus of liverworts in the family Treubiaceae.

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Treubiaceae is a family of liverworts in the order Treubiales.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marchantiophyta

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