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The life cycle of ferns

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Dr M has been looking at ferns (the Pteridopsida) with his students recently and found this video where Eddie Watkins from Colgate University, New York, explains the alternation of sporophyte and gametophyte generations in ferns.

No bells, no whistles, no animations, just clear explanation using the white board.

If you are at all confused by fern life cycles or by alternation of generations in general, then Eddie’s video might just sort it all out for you!

 

View more of Eddie’s fern videos here.

 

Watch this Pteridopsical space for Dr M’s next fern post looking at some of the British ferns he and his students examined in class…

 

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