There are many parts to a seed. First, there is the testa (seed coat). It is the outside layer
protecting the inside of the seed. On the side of the seed, there is a tiny hole called the micropyle.
Water can be taken through the hole when it is ready to germinate. Inside the seed near the
micropyle, there is a root called a radicle. When the seed begins to grow the radicle will come
out the micropyle. The seed coat can protect the seed from many factors such as freezing
temperatures, heat, radiation, or acidity.
Each seed has to go through the process of seed germination before they become a plant.
With the right temperature and amount of water, the seed should start germinating within a
couple days. The oxygen and water helps to break down the sugars, proteins, and other nutrients
in the seed to obtain energy so the seed can sprout. The water also plays a major part in helping
the seed sprout. When the dry seeds take up the water the process is called imbibition. While
this process is happening, the enzymes are being activated which hydrates the seed and helps the
plant grow. Then seeds begin to expand and break out of the seed coat. It is important to know
the process of germination before you can begin the experiment, because you need to know what
factors can affect how the plant grows. The radish seeds germinate fast only in about three to five
days which is why we are going to use it
The purpose of our experiment is to see…
More than 65% of ovules were just enlarged without undergoing callus or shoot phase independent of the sucrose concentration. Rest of the ovules was either with no development or dead after 8 weeks of culture period. The effect of sucrose concentration on ovule response was not pronounced (Table 18). When comparing the suitability of sucrose concentrations (2% or 4%, 4% 0r 6%, 2% or 6%) for ovule culture depending on the genotype, there is no significant difference for both genotypes on whatever…
can produce diploid microsporocytes (2n), a microsporocyte can then undergo meiosis, where it divides twice to produce four haploid microspores (n) which have half of the plants original genes. All four of these microspores will develop into pollen grains which contain the male gametophytes. Inside the gametophytes are two different haploid cells, one is a generative cell (n) that will divide into two sperm when it encounters the stigma and the other is a pollen cell (n) that will form the…
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Stigma connects to the ovary. Ovary is located below the flower. The ovary also has the ovule within it. The pedunkle is the lower most part of the follower. The pedunkle has the receptacle and the sepal. Right after the sepal is the petals. The petal is actually the flowers. The flowers attract pollinators by their colors like bees and hummingbirds. The flowers are a beautiful red that surround the ovary and the style. The leaf is a dark and has leaf veins form of a net pattern. The leaf is…
Gymnosperms are the naked bearing seeds (e.g conifers, cyadas etc.) that thrived as the climate dried, differentiating them from bryophytes and non-vascular seedless plants. In the late Mesozoic era, around 140 million years ago, angiosperms began to replace gymnosperms in certain ecosystems. Angiosperms are seeds of flowering and fruit-bearing plants and have a intricate life cycle. Within the diploid megasporangium of each ovule the diploid megasporocyte will meiotically divide into four…
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Flowers, produce by the sporophyte, function in sexual reproduction
The four floral organs are sepals, petals, stamens, and carpel. Sepals protect the floral bud. Petals help attract pollinators. Stamens bear anthers in which haploid microspores develop into pollen grains containing male gametophytes. Carpel contains ovules (immature seeds) in their swollen bases. Within the ovules, embryos sacs (female’s gametophytes) develop from megaspore.
Pollination which precedes fertilization is the…
very rare cases there have been monoecious plants found, but they are extremely rare. The male to female ratio in naturally occurring jojoba sites tends to be 1:1 with some variance in different locations. Pollination occurs by mode of wind, as the pollen is aerodynamic and very light, and it occurs from late January to early March in normal conditions. The male flowers are typically smaller than the female flowers, but both are a green-yellow mixture. (Niklas & Buchmann) The female flower…
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Does the weight of a seed affect how fast a plant grows? A seed is “the fertilized, matured ovule of a flowering plant, containing an embryo or rudimentary plant.” (Dictionary.com) Seeds go through a process, called germination, to grow. The seed first has its roots break out and grab hold of the soil. After the roots have a hold of the soil a small plant will sprout from the ground. All plants go through the germination…