We have a new paper out that we hope will help will shift the paradigm on how the fern life cycle is presented in textbooks. This paper began as a group discussion during the 2008 Organization for Tropical Studies course on Tropical Ferns and Lycophytes in Costa Rica. It’s great to see it finally published!
Haufler CH, KM Pryer, E Schuettpelz, EB Sessa, DR Farrar, R Moran, JJ Schneller, JE Watkins, Jr., and MD Windham. (2016) Sex and the single gametophyte: Revising the homosporous plant life cycle in light of contemporary research. BioScience 66(11): 928–937. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw108 PDF