Difference between ferns and mosses

In many mosses, the leaves of the lower layer become yellow-brown due to the destruction of pigment in low light conditions.


Moss has no roots. They are attached to the ground by rhizoids - multicellular hair-like processes.

Mosses reproduce by spores that mature in the sporangium of the sporophyte. The moss sporophyte is represented by a leg with a capsule. But he does not live long and dries up quickly. The dried box opens and spores wake up from it. From them grows a plant with a haploid set of chromosomes - perennial, green; female or male. In the life cycle of moss, gametophyte prevails over sporophyte.

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  1. In the Mesozoic, ferns dominated the Earth, in contrast to mosses.
  2. Ferns were the raw material from which coal, oil, gas were formed, and mosses are the basis for the formation of peat.
  3. Mosses are dioecious plants, ferns are monoecious.
  4. Moss leaves produce only chlorophyll, fern leaves are a place for photosynthesis and spore deposition.
  5. In mosses - rhizoids, in ferns - rhizomes.
  6. Moss has leaves, ferns have fronds.
  7. Ferns have a formed conductive and parenchymal tissue; such differentiation is not observed in mosses.
  8. In the life cycle of moss, the gametophyte prevails over the sporophyte, and in the fern, the sporophyte prevails over the gametophyte.