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Algae, Fungi, & Higher Plant Life Cycles

    The attached PowerPoint file contains images suitable for quizzes, tests, and student study aids of plant and fungi life cycles. The images are all drawn in the same format so that students can focus on the fundamental features of the life cycles and not be confused by irrelevant features. Each set of images begins with the complete, fully labeled life cycle. Next comes the same life cycle but with all of the labels blanked out. Each subsequent pair of slides contains first, a drawing of the life cycle with most of the labels blanked out and one highlighted in red, and then the same drawing with the correct label placed in the red box. The file contains images of both the three basic life cycles (Monobiontic Diploid, Monobiontic Haploid, Dibiontic), and life cycles of representative organisms of the following divisions: Chlorophyta Ulvophyceae - Ulva; Chlorophyta Ulvophyceae - Cladophora; Phaeophyta - Laminaria; Rhodophyta Polysiphonia; Ascomycota - Saccharomyces (yeast); Ascomycota - mycelial Ascomycota; Basidiomycota Teliomycetes Pucinia; Myxomycota; Psilotophyta; Lycophyta Lycopodium; Lycophyta - Selaginella/Isoetes; Pteridophyta - leptosporangiate ferns; Coniferophyta; Cycadophyta; Anthophyta. Students usually learn the basic life cycles first, then move on to the more complex life cycles. I have found it beneficial to teach the life cycles in the order in which they are listed above. The life cycles are presented in alphabetical order by Division. The slides can be used from within PowerPoint, or exported to other formats with the File/Export function of PowerPoint.
    Primary or BEN resource type
    Secondary resource type
    General Biology Core Concepts
    Discipline Specific Core Concepts
    General Biology Competencies
    Life science discipline (subject)
    Keywords Life Cycles,Higher Plants,Fungi,Algae,Brown Algae,Green Algae,Red Algae,Sac Fungi,wheat rust,cellular slime mold,plasmodial slime mold,Psilotum,Ferns,Lycopodium,Selaginella,Flowering Plants,diagrams
    Key taxa Chlorophyta,Ulvophyceae,Phaeophyta,Rhodophyta,Ascomycota,Teliomycetes,Myxomycota,Psilotophyta,Pteridophyta,Lycophyta,Coniferophyta,Anthophyta
    Intended End User Role
    Educational Language
    Pedagogical Use Description The images can be used to create flash cards for student use, or exam questions.
    Primary Author Controlled Name
    Primary Author Affiliation Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402
    Primary Author email
    Submitter Name Bruce K. Kirchoff
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    Rights Bruce K. Kirchoff
    CC BY 2.0
    Date Of Record Submission 2015-08-22

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