Which of the following statements with respect to gymnosperms and angiosperms is/are correct? (i) The process of double fertilization is present in gymnosperms. (ii) Angiosperms range in size from microscopic Wolffia to tall trees of Sequoia. (iii) In gymnosperms, the seeds are not covered. (iv) In gymnosperms, the male and female gametophytes have an independent free living existence. Of the above statements
A. (i) and (ii)
B. (iii) only
C. (ii) and (iii)
D. (iii) and (iv)
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Correct Answer : B.
Double fertilization is a characteristic of angiosperms not gymnosperms. But in both of these two groups, gametophytic phase is highly reduced and is retained inside sporophytic structures. Sequoia is the tallest gymnosperm not angiosperm. Tallest angiosperm belong to the genus Eucalyptus.