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Physcomitrella gametophytes
Physcomitrella gametophyte

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Physcomitrella patens, moss

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Taxonomy

cellular organisms - Eukaryota - Viridiplantae - Streptophyta - Streptophytina - Embryophyta - Bryophyta - Moss Superclass V - Bryopsida - Funariidae - Funariales - Funariaceae - Physcomitrella - Physcomitrella patens

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Physcomitrella life cycle

 

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Developmental stages (life cycle)

The moss Physcomitrella patens, like seed plants, shows alternation of generations, but its gametophyte, the haploid phase of the life cycle, is dominant (crucial difference from flowering plants). The whole life cycle can be achieved under optimal conditions in less than 12 weeks.

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Tissues and organs

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References

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