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Heredity Unit 1

method of reproduction notes

TermDefinition
Asexual reproduction Asexual reproduction is where it only takes one parent to reproduce and is an exact replica of parent.
Binary fission The division of a single entity into two or more parts and the regeneration of those parts to separate entities resembling the original.
Budding when a new organism buds off of the original organism and eventual separates itself
Fragmentation/Regeneration the process of breaking the parent into small parts, each of which will grow into a new individual.
Sexual reproduction Two living organisms ( male and female) reproducing a new organism that is not and exact replica of the parents
Internal fertilization When the egg is inside of the mother until birth.
External fertilization Eggs are put somewhere like a stream waiting to be fertilized by the male.
Angiosperms a plant that has flowers and produces seeds enclosed within a carpel. The angiosperms are a large group and include herbaceous plants, shrubs, grasses, and most trees.
Petals each of the segments of the corolla of a flower, which are modified leaves and are typically colored.
Sepal relating to a septum or septa.
Stem the main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean.
Anther the part of a stamen that contains the pollen.
Filament a slender threadlike object or fiber, especially one found in animal or plant structures.
stamen the male fertilizing organ of a flower, typically consisting of a pollen-containing anther and a filament.
stigma The part of the pistil where pollen germinates.
style the structure within the flower
Ovary enlarged basal portion of the pistil, the female organ of a flower. The ovary contains ovules, which develop into seeds upon fertilization. It will mature into a fruit, either dry and parchment like or fleshy, enclosing the seeds.
Pistil Pistil, the female reproductive part of a flower
Pollination The process by which plant pollen is transferred from the male reproductive organs to the female reproductive organs to form seeds.
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