Ch 31: Basics of Plant Biology

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Explore this engaging chapter to refresh your knowledge of basic plant biology. Use the corresponding quizzes to assess your retention of the concepts reviewed.

Basics of Plant Biology - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll explore the ways in which plants are so much more than just leaves, petals and roots. Each lesson is created by expert instructors who outline useful information about plant reproduction, fertilization and photosynthesis, among other things. These concepts are presented in an easy-to-understand format to help you identify:

  • Specific plant parts
  • Transpiration
  • Pros and cons of asexual plant reproduction
  • Regeneration of flowering plants
  • Plants' ability to adapt and respond to stimuli

Each lesson is detailed but brief and can be completed at your own pace. As you complete each lesson, you can track your progress through the chapter or course through the dashboard feature. To ensure you're retaining the information reviewed in each section, utilize the lesson quizzes and more comprehensive chapter exam. These assessments will help you identify any areas you may want to review. Quizzes conveniently contain embedded links that direct you back to specific topics within the lessons.

7 Lessons in Chapter 31: Basics of Plant Biology
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What are the Parts of a Plant?

1. What are the Parts of a Plant?

Plants are living organisms that produce their own food through photosynthesis. Learn about the basic structure and parts of a plant, and discover what makes up the shoots and roots of plants.

What Is Transpiration in Plants? - Definition, Rate & Process

2. What Is Transpiration in Plants? - Definition, Rate & Process

Transpiration is the process that enables plants to take in and use water. Learn the definition of transpiration and explore the process, including transpiration rates. Understand why transpiration is important for plants.

Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

3. Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

Photosynthesis is the process used by plants and some bacteria/protists to convert solar energy into sugar molecules. Learn about the definition, process, reactions, and products of photosynthesis.

Asexual Reproduction in Plants: Advantages, Disadvantages & Types

4. Asexual Reproduction in Plants: Advantages, Disadvantages & Types

Many varieties of plants create offspring through asexual reproduction, a process requiring only one parent organism. This lesson discusses the advantages and disadvantages of this reproductive method, as well as the types of asexual reproduction in plants, including budding, vegetative propagation, and fragmentation.

Flowering Plants: Reproduction & Fertilization

5. Flowering Plants: Reproduction & Fertilization

In flowering plants, the flowers enable reproduction with even the parts of the flower that are sterile playing important roles. Explore the reproduction and fertilization process of flowering plants, learn about sterile, female, and male parts, and review the fertilization steps and the role of the fruit in the process.

Environmental Stimuli & Stress: Plant Adaptations & Responses

6. Environmental Stimuli & Stress: Plant Adaptations & Responses

Discover the variety of abiotic stresses, also known as environmental stresses, that can affect plants, such as floods, droughts, heat, and cold. Finally, learn how plants combat these stresses, including using heat-shock proteins.

Plant Responses to Mechanical Stimuli

7. Plant Responses to Mechanical Stimuli

Although less noticeable than most animals, plants respond to mechanical stimuli as well. Learn three types of responses of plants to mechanical stimuli: thigmomorphogenesis, thigmotropism, and thigmonasty.

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