Definition of Plant

Stephen M Jankalski CEREOID at prodigy.net
Fri Oct 8 07:16:25 EST 1999


In other words, they have chloroplasts!

Jon Greenberg <jongreen at BLUEMARBLE.NET> wrote in article
<37FD5C60.87324DA at bluemarble.net>...
> At BSCS, we have been following Lynn Margulis' book Five Kingdoms, which
> defines plants as multicellular photoautotrophs that develop from
> embryos.
> 
> Jon Greenberg
> 
> David Hershey wrote:
> > 
> > The half dozen current botany texts I have agree that the Plant Kingdom
> > consists of just bryophytes and vascular plants, so I was surprised
that
> > the American Society of Plant Physiologists' Education Foundation's
> > 'Principles of Plant Biology - Concepts For Science Education' states
> > that "Plants exhibit diversity in size and shape ranging from single
> > cells to gigantic trees."
> > 
> > Is there still disagreement over what organisms are included in the
> > Plant Kingdom?
> > 
> > David Hershey
> > dh321 at excite.com
> 
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