Definition of Plant

Ross Koning koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Fri Oct 8 12:31:18 EST 1999

At 7:16 AM -0500 10/8/99, Stephen M Jankalski wrote:
>In other words, they have chloroplasts!
>Jon Greenberg <jongreen at BLUEMARBLE.NET> wrote in article
><37FD5C60.87324DA at>...
>> At BSCS, we have been following Lynn Margulis' book Five Kingdoms, which
>> defines plants as multicellular photoautotrophs that develop from
>> embryos.

But there are organisms...Rhodophyta...for
example...which DO have chloroplasts, but
which are probably NOT Plantae. This is where
some of the "messiness" of "plants" arises.


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