Which one of the following is a correct statement?
A. Pteridophyte gametophyte has a protonemal and leafy stage.
B. In gymnosperms, female gametophyte is free-living.
C. Antheridiophores and archegoniophores are present in pteridophytes.
D. Origin of seed habit can be traced in pteridophytes.
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Correct Answer : D.
Gametophyte of bryophytes bears protonemal & leafy stage. In gymnosperm female gametophyte is not free living. Antheridiophores and archegoniophores are present in Marchantia which is a bryophyte. Origin of seed habit started in pteridophyte.