Introduction to Plant1

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Introduction to Plants Terms Hormone - A chemical that affects the ways in which an organism functions; it is produced in one part of the plant body but, by traveling to target cells throughout the body, affects many other parts as well. Jacket Cell - A component of the cell layer that covers the reproductive organs of plants and prevents them from drying out. Monocot - A flowering plant (angiosperm) that possesses one cotyledon during embryonic development. Ovary - In plants, the protective structure that holds the ovules and surrounds the angiosperm seed; after fertilization, develops into a fruit. Ovule - Structure that contains the female gametophyte and gametes; after fertilization,
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Unformatted text preview: develops into a seed. Phloem - Vascular tissue composed of cells that are living at maturity; transports the products of photosynthesis throughout the plant body. Photosynthesis - The process by which plants and other autotrophic organisms convert light energy into organic materials. Pollen Grain - The male gametophyte of gymnosperms and angiosperms. Root - The part of a plant beneath the soil; responsible for collecting water and minerals from the soil, storing nutrients, and securing the plant to the ground. Root Hair - An outgrowth of a plant root that provides an increased surface area for the absorption of water and dissolved minerals from the soil....
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