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Bryology is a branch of botany deals with the study of bryophytes (mosses, hornworts and liverworts). Bryologists observe record and classify bryophytes. Bryophytes are informal group consisting of three divisions of non-vascular plants.
Bryology gives the information on bryophytes life cycle with rapid growth and wide spread. These bryophytes produce spores for reproduction instead of seeds and don’t grow flowers, wood and roots.
Pteridology is the study of ferns and related plants, where ferns are group of vascular plants that reproduce through spores and have neither seeds nor flowers. The main difference between mosses and ferns is these fern have specialised tissue that conduct water and nutrients.
Pteridology study shows, fern species live in wide variety of habitats i.e. from mountains, desert rocks and water bodies. Especially epiphytic ferns turned out to be a hosts for huge diversity of invertebrates.