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Sex in a Dish: C-FERN Life Cycle Kit

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Sex in a Dish: C-FERN Life Cycle Kit is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 3.
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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.

 
 
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as described We successfully grew these in a growth chamber set to recommended conditions. Saw development of the strains in different ratios when completing the experiment "Battle of the Sxxxs". (Carolina won't let me use their actual experiment title, flags it as "inappropriate") Swimming male gametes, though tiny at 40x were visible moments after adding a drop of water to the gametophytes. We found it was easier to see the male gametes when black permanent marker was on the bottom of the dish, since the male gametes are clear.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never grew for us We have tried this item several years in a row and have not had much success.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from new idea-with a 'hook' Ordered this as a 'hook' to get the class into producers. The idea of 'mating' intriqued the biology students. The kit is easy, sets up for future labs and concepts and intriqued even the challenged students. As the spores opened, students raced to class to count them, and the the 'oohs' and 'ahs' kept them learning. The dome was very effective and sturdy, the spores sprouted well and the wild /plain mix was great.
Date published: 2009-06-10
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