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Overall this is a well written and coherent piece of work. Though the lack of an essay title makes it hard to definitively say that the question has been answered, the author has provided a nice summary of the major anatomical and evolutionary features of heterospory, with some reference to notable species such as Selaginella. To improve the work the author should be careful to define all relevant terminology: It is safe to assume that the marker is familiar with the essay, but any key words for the essay (e.g. microsporophyll / antheridium) should be clearly outlined to demonstrate full understanding of their meaning. Lists should also be avoided, except where the information within them is so brief that no expansion whatsoever is necessary. Referencing is more difficult given that there is not an argument to be had in this piece of work, but in text citations should also be used. As a first year piece of work at my (Russell Group) university this would receive 5/5

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