Outline Lecture 4: Bryophytes (Mosses and Such).
Readings: Chapter 28 in Moore et al.
A. Evolutionary relationships of Bryophytes to Algae and Higher Plants.
1. General characteristics and phylogeny of the group.
B. Who cares about Bryophytes?
2. Eulogies for disappearing species.
3. What is a bryophyte worth?
2. The ecology of peat moss (Sphagnum).
a. Humification and peat production.
D. Liverworts and Hornworts.
1. Ecology and life cycle of liverworts.
2. General characteristics of hornworts.