Translations:Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Nature/Lichens, Liverworts & Mosses/1/en

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Investiture Achievement Connection: This Honor is related to the Investiture Achievement requirements for RANGER Nature Study which require (as one of two options) completing a project which matches Requirement 6 of this Honor.

1. Know the life cycle of a moss, lichen, or liverwort.

Life cycle of moss

Most kinds of plants have a double portion of chromosomes in their cells (diploid, i.e. each chromosome exists with a partner that contains the same genetic information) whilst mosses have only a single set of chromosomes (haploid, i.e. each chromosome exists in a unique copy within the cell). There are periods in the moss lifecycle when they do have a full, paired set of chromosomes but this is only during the sporophyte stage.