Why are Charophytes ancestors to Bryophytes?


Why are Charophytes ancestors to Bryophytes?

Ancestors to Bryophytes:

Charophytes are green algae belongs to plant kingdom. The plants are also known as stoneworts as they are encrusted with calcium carbonate. They are macroscopic, autotrophic, multicellular and non-vascular plants .

Bryophytes or mosses are amphibians of the plant kingdom found in moist and shady places. The plants are thalloid, non-vascular with gametophyte as dominating phase.

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Charophytes are thought to be the ancestors of land plants as charophytes exhibit a number of traits that show their similarities with the land...

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The Evolution of Green Algae into Land Plants


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Explore the evolution of plants. Learn about when plant life first appeared on Earth, what the ancestor of land plants is, and view a timeline of plant evolution.

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