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Unformatted text preview: (Terms will make sense later) Reproductive organs are found within a flower The ovule is embedded in sporophyte tissue (the ovary) The gametophyte is greatly reduced and retained within the sporophytes sporangia Fertilization is "double" requiring two sperm One sperm with the egg: One sperm with polar nuclei to form a nutritive endosperm Seeds are enclosed within a fruit (the ovary and accessory tissues) The two major groups of flowering plants are the monocots and eudicots, which can be distinguished in the following ways: Monocotyledonae Eudicotyledonae One cotyledon Two cotyledons Leaves with parallel veins Leaf venation palmate or pinnate Sheathing leaf bases Leaves usually have a petiole Scattered vascular bundles Vascular bundles in a ring (cylinder) No true cambium Cambium usually present Roots typically fibrous Taproot Common Monocolpate pollen Tricolpate pollen Flower parts in 3's Flower parts in 5's (4's)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '09