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Plants go through metamorphosis so they can reproduce. What is it that plants create when they go through metamorphosis?
A flower.
what is competence? What is the development of competence called?
The ability to respond to internal and external signals that trigger flower development. Phase Change.
What are the three pathways that can lead to flowering?
1. The light-dependent (photoperiodic) pathway, 2. The temperature-dependent pathway, 3. The autonomous pathway.
What are the three types of photoperiodicly dependent plants?
Short-day (day must be short), Long-day (day must be long), and Day-neutral (just need enough light).
Some temperature-dependent plants require a period of chilling before they flower. This is called _________.
Vernalization.
How does the autonomous pathway function?
The plant is able to "count" or "remember" how many structures they have developed and decide whether or not to flower based on that.
In autonomous pathways, shoots eventually become ________ to flower and will do so even if they are removed from the main plant.
Determined.