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Sex in a Dish: C-FERN Life Cycle Kit

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A dynamic introduction to the life cycle of this unique plant. The exercise provides a clear illustration of organ and tissue differentiation in the developmentally simple gametophytes. Unlike many higher plants, gametophyte sexual development, swimming sperm, fertilization, and embryo development are directly visible using a stereomicroscope and simple culture equipment.

 
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A dynamic introduction to the life cycle of this unique plant. The exercise provides a clear illustration of organ and tissue differentiation in the developmentally simple gametophytes. Unlike many higher plants, gametophyte sexual development, swimming sperm, fertilization, and embryo development are directly visible using a stereomicroscope and simple culture equipment.

Includes materials for 30 students. Experiment time is 21 days with optional extended observations over 3 months. With instructions.

Spore germination and gametophyte development to sexual maturity, sexual reproduction, and early embryo development all take place within 14 days.

 
 
 
 
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