what is the difference between thallophyta and bryophyta ??.....

Thallophyta

Bryophyta

They do not have well differentiated body structure.

They are differentiated into stem and leaf-like structures.

They can be unicellular or multicellular

They are multicellular.

They comprise of fungi, algae, lichens

They are simplest land plants like mosses, liverworts.

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Thallophyta

  • Their body is not differentiated into roots, stems and leaves. 
  • Ex. - Spirogyra, chara, ulothrix etc.

Bryophyta

  • Their body possess leaf and stem like structures but are not well differentiated.
  • Ex. - Riccia, Funaria etc
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General features of bryophytes:

  • The plant body is generally differentiated into stem and leaf-like structures.
  • Instead of true roots, rhizoids are present.
  • Specialized vascular tissues for the conduction of water are absent (e.g. xylem).
  • Naked embryos called spores are produced as a result of fertilization.
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General features of Thallophyta:

  • The plant body is not differentiated into roots, stems, and leaves.
  • These plants are mostly aquatic.
  • Spores are produced as a result of fertilization.

 

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 A few examples of Thallophyta are CladophoraUlvaPorphyra.A few examples of Bryophytes are Mosses, AnthocerosMarchantia, etc.

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