Definition of Plant

Jon Greenberg jgreenberg at HAL.BSCS.ORG
Fri Oct 8 11:22:59 EST 1999


No. This definition excludes photoautotrophic protists (or Protoctists, if you
prefer), which have chloroplasts, but not embryos.

Jon Greenberg

Stephen M Jankalski wrote:

> 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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> >




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