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12. Plants & Animals

Reproduction

TermDefinition
Self Fertilization the fertilization of plants and some invertebrate animals by their own pollen or sperm rather than that of another individual.
Reproductive System a system of sex organs within an organism which work together for the purpose of sexual reproduction
Pollen (sperm) a powdery substance consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower. Each grain contains a male gamete and can be transported by the wind, insects, or other animals.
Pollination the transfer of pollen to a stigma, ovule, flower, or plant to allow fertilization.
Ovary (egg) a female reproductive organ in which ova or eggs are produced
Gametes a mature haploid male or female germ cell that is able to unite with another of the opposite sex in sexual reproduction to form a zygote.
Hormones a class of signaling molecules produced by glands in multicellular organisms that target organs to regulate physiology and behaviour
Endocrine System the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood
Homeostasis the tendency of the body to seek and maintain a condition of balance or equilibrium within its internal environment, even when faced with external changes
Created by: cfhsbiology