What characteristic of Charales would enable them to survive a dry spell?
- sperm with flagella
- chlorophyll a
Which one of these characteristics is present in land plants and not in Charales?
- alternation of generations
- flagellated sperm
A scientist sequences the genome of Chara, red algae, and a tomato plant. What result would support the conclusion that Charophytes should be included in the Plantae kingdom?
- The Chara genome is more similar to the red algae than the tomato plant.
- All three genomes are distinctly different.
- The Chara genome is more similar to the tomato plant genome than the red algae genome.
- The tomato plant genome is distinct from the red algae genome.
Which of the following features does not support the inclusion of Charophytes in the Plantae kingdom?
- Charophyte chloroplasts contain chlorophyll a and b.
- Charophyte plant cell walls contain plasmodesmata to allow transfer between cells within multicellular organisms.
- Charophytes do not exhibit growth throughout the entire plant body.
- Charophytes are multicellular organisms that lack vascular tissue.