Posted: May 22nd, 2023
Flowering plants are among the most diverse plants on earth with more than 12,000 genera consisting of approximately 250,000 species. This group of plants is often referred to as angiosperms based on the morphology of their seeds, which are usually encircled in carpels. Angiosperms are capable of thriving in various habitats ranging from aquatic to terrestrial environments. The ideal environment for a given species is determined by various adaptations that make the plant most suited for a particular environment. Terrestrial life presents substantial challenges for plants such as the possibility of desiccation, harmful radiations from the sun, and a lack of resilience from the water. Therefore, terrestrial plants need to adjust their cells and tissues to enable them to survive in their habitats. The process of adaptation often takes place over a prolonged period through the process of evolution (Harholt, Moestrup, & Ulvskov, 2015).
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