Major Phyla and Divisions

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Mosses
Low growing non vascular plants, reproduce through spores
Ferns
Vascular plants that reproduce by spores
Conifers (Gymnosperms)
Vascular plants that grow seeds inside of cones
Flowering Plants (Angiosperms)
Vascular plants that produce seeds that are protected by a fruit
Cnidarians
jelly-like animals that have a bell of umbrella shape; use stinging cells to capture prey or for defense; invertebrates with radial symmetry
Mollusks
soft bodied animals that usually have a shell; invertebrates with bilateral symmetry
Annelids
long animals divided into segments; invertebrates with bilateral symmetry
Arthropods
animals with a segmented body, jointed legs, and an exoskeleton; invertebrates with bilateral symmetry
Echinoderms
marine animals that have plates with a spiny internal skeleton; mouth in center on underside; invertebrates with radial symmetry (as adults)
Chordates
animals with a notochord (backbone with nerve cord) that supports the body; vertebrates with bilateral symmetry
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