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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?

Ever look at a plant and wonder what each specific part is? A plant has two basic plant parts: the shoot and root systems. In this lesson, you'll learn and be able to identify each individual plant part within the shoot and root systems.

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

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

Did you know that plants 'sweat?' Transpiration is both an important and costly process for plants, and it requires that a delicate balance between it and other necessary cellular processes be maintained.

Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

3. Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

Some people may falsely assume plants to be weaker than animals. However, plants and a few other organisms harness light energy from the sun to feed the rest of us. This lesson will introduce you to how they do it.

Asexual Reproduction in Plants: Advantages, Disadvantages & Types

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

Plants are successful because they have evolved to have a variety of ways to reproduce. In this lesson, we will examine asexual reproduction in plants to learn the types, as well as the pros and cons of this means of reproduction.

Flowering Plants: Reproduction & Fertilization

5. Flowering Plants: Reproduction & Fertilization

Some plants use flowers to reproduce. The flowers contain all the parts needed for the reproduction process. This lesson explains how all of these parts are used to create the next generation of flowering plants.

Environmental Stimuli & Stress: Plant Adaptations & Responses

6. Environmental Stimuli & Stress: Plant Adaptations & Responses

Plants get stressed out about a lot of stuff, like floods, droughts, high heat, and cold. And they have ways in which they deal with these kinds of stress. This lesson gives some examples of how this occurs.

Plant Responses to Mechanical Stimuli

7. Plant Responses to Mechanical Stimuli

Did you know that animals are not the only living things able to respond to touch? Plants have a sense of touch. Actually, plants respond to all sort of mechanical stimuli, as this lesson explains.

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