Please help me-Why is Monocots considered superior to Dicots

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Please help me-Why is Monocots considered superior to Dicots

Post by kathywilliams » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:15 pm

Hi,

I require help on this question, please...

Why is Monocots considered superior to Dicots????. Thanks in advance :)

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Post by AstusAleator » Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:48 pm

They are?
If we're talking about evolutionary precedence, they evolved before dicots...
However dicots are more dominant, as far as I know.
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Post by Cristgonz » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:45 pm

mmmh.. why do you say that monocots are superior to dicots?

it just a name to explain the number of cotiledons on the seed :S.
i know that monocots are the angiosperms and dicots are the magnoliopsidaes.
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:06 pm

actually angiosperms are divided between magnoliopsida(dicots) and liliopsia(dicots). A more recent clasification divides angiosperms between basal angiosperms, eudicots and monocots.

Now, it is true that monocots are more evolved than dicotes. But you need to understand what "evolved" means. Humans are more evolved than bacteria, but there are still a lot of bacteria around. It's just that humans evolved after bacteria. Same with plants: monocots evolved after dicots.
PS: they are not a way to explain the number of cotyledons of the seed. there are many differences in structure and function between the two.
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Post by Cristgonz » Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:03 am

MrMistery wrote:actually angiosperms are divided between magnoliopsida(dicots) and liliopsia(dicots). A more recent clasification divides angiosperms between basal angiosperms, eudicots and monocots.

Now, it is true that monocots are more evolved than dicotes. But you need to understand what "evolved" means. Humans are more evolved than bacteria, but there are still a lot of bacteria around. It's just that humans evolved after bacteria. Same with plants: monocots evolved after dicots.
PS: they are not a way to explain the number of cotyledons of the seed. there are many differences in structure and function between the two.

yes, but the name is in agreement to the number of cotyledons, mono = 1, di = 2.
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:04 pm

True, at the origin. Because they had to be named after something(after that it was decided that it is proper to name things after an organism. hence magnoliopsida and liliopsida). But they cary a muuuuch bigger significance than "just a name to explain the number of cotiledons on the seed".
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