Chapter 25 Plant Reproduction and Development

Chapter 25 Plant Reproduction and Development - Chapter 25...

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Chapter 25 Plant Reproduction and Development Vocabulary alternation of generations - diploid plants alternate with haploid plants anther – structure that produces pollen, has four chambers called pollen sacs carpel - female reproductive structure occupies a central position within the flower complete flower - (petunia, rose, lily) consists of a central axis that supports four successive sets of modified leaves which form sepals, petals, stamens and carpel cotyledon – seed leaves dormancy – period of time where a seed will not germinate regardless of environmental conditions double fertilization – process which one sperm from pollen merges with the egg, while the other meres with the polar nuclei egg – central small cell at the bottom of the embryo sac embryo sac – female haploid gametophyte endosperm – food storage tissue within a seed fertilization – merging of sperm with the egg cell filament – supports the anther flower – reproductive structures of flowering plants born by sporophyte generation fruit gametophyte – a spore germinating produces a gametophyte which in turn produces gametes
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course BIOL 1006 taught by Professor Lipscomb during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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