Animal & Plant Phyla

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What are the defining features of Porifera?
No symmetry, attached to a surface, pores throughout body and no mouth or ****
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What are the defining features of Platyhelminths?
Bilaterally symmetrical, no segmentation, flat bodies and a mouth but no ****
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What are the defining features of Mollusca?
Often have shells, have a muscular foot, no visible segmentation and have a mouth and ****
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What are the defining features of Cnidaria?
Radically symmetrical, tentacles, stinging cells and a mouth but no ****
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What are the defining features of Annelida?
Segmentation, bilaterally symmetrical, bristles often present and a mouth and ****
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What are the defining features of Anthropoda?
Exoskeleton, bilaterally symmetrical, jointed appendages and segmented
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Describe the appearance of Bryophytes.
No real roots, only rhizoids. Simple leaves and stems or a flattened thallus. No vascular tissue.
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Describe the reproductive traits of Bryophytes.
Spores are produced inside a capsule which develops at the end of a stalk. Male gametes are motile.
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Describe the appearance of Filicinophytes.
Have roots, leaves and non-woody stems. Leaves are often curled up in buds and are pinnate.
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Describe the reproductive traits of Filicinophytes.
Produce spores inside sporangia on the underside of leaves. Male gametes are motile.
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Describe the appearance of Coniferophytes.
Have roots, leaves and woody stems. Leaves are often pine-like with a thick, waxy cuticle.
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Describe the reproductive traits of Coniferophytes.
Ovules produced on the scales of female cones. Fertilized by pollen from male cones.
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Describe the appearance of Angiospermophytes.
Flowering plants. Roots, leaves and stems (which can be woody).
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Describe the reproductive traits of Angiospermophytes.
Seeds develop from ovules inside ovaries which make up part of the flower. Fruit develops from ovaries to disperse seeds.
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