The life cycle of a fern is often studied in biology laboratories to illustrate the intermediate form between the dominant gametophyte of the bryophytes and the free-living sporophyte of seed plants. The availability of the gametophyte stage of ferns is often limited, making it necessary to produce fern prothallia by some artificial method.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
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Smith, Daryl D.
"Growing Fern Gametophytes for Laboratory Use,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 14.
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