Introduction to Plant2

Introduction to Plant2 - of plants. Dicot - An flowering...

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Introduction to Plants Terms Alternation of Generations - The fluctuation between the diploid (sporophyte) and haploid (gametophyte) life stages that occurs in plants. Angiosperm - A vascular flowering plant in which seeds are enclosed inside of protective ovaries. Autotroph - An organism that synthesizes its own organic nutrients and does not rely on other organisms for food. Bryophyte - A lower terrestrial plant (often a moss or liverwort) that lacks a vascular system and is dependent on environmental moisture for reproductive and nutritive functions. Bulb - Roughly spherical underground bud containing additional buds that can develop asexually into new plants. Chlorophyll - A green pigment, necessary for photosynthesis, that is found in the chloroplasts
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Unformatted text preview: of plants. Dicot - An flowering plant (angiosperm) that possesses two cotyledons during embryonic development. Diploid - Having two sets of chromosomes, one from each parent. Gamete - A haploid sex cell (either an egg or sperm cell); male and female gametes join during fertilization to create a diploid zygote. Gametophyte - A haploid plant or plant structure that produces haploid gametes through mitosis. Grafting - An artificial form of vegetative propagation in which parts of two young plants are joined together, first by artificial means and then by tissue regeneration. Gymnosperm - A vascular non-flowering plant (commonly known as a conifer) in which seeds are not protected by an ovary. Haploid - Having only one set of chromosomes....
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