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輪藻/車軸藻;stonewort, belonging to Division Charophyta. Characterized with nodes and internodes. The sex organs are surrounded by sterile cells. The oogonium is on the upper side of antherium.
Prepared microscope slide, SLS, CUHK
Which feature(s) shown in this photo does link this group of algae to land plants?
The 'sterile jacket' surrounding the sex organs and leaf-like structures shown in this photo link this group of algae to land plants, as this feature show a resemblance to those of bryophytes or other land plants. Other features of Chara that resembles those of land plants include a simple rooting system and sporopollenin-containing wall.
by Tang Cheuk Ki
Cheuk Ki: Useful info for revision!
petal , sepal , pileus , suspensor , stipe , Labellum , columella , sporangium , pistil , zygosporangium
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