Copyright

Ch 30: Holt McDougal Modern Biology Chapter 30: Plant Reproduction

About This Chapter

The Plant Reproduction chapter of this Holt McDougal Modern Biology textbook companion course helps students learn the essential modern biology lessons of plant reproduction. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Plant Reproduction textbook chapter.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt McDougal Modern Biology Plant Reproduction chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the plant reproduction topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • Gametophyte, sporophyte and alternation of generations
  • Moss life cycle
  • Fern life cycle and reproduction in plants that don't have flowers or seeds
  • Gymnosperm life cycle
  • Angiosperm characteristics and types
  • Structure and function of male and female flower components
  • Angiosperm life cycle and reproduction in flowering plants
  • Flower-pollinator relationships
  • Propagation of fruits and seeds
  • Asexual plant reproduction

Holt McDougal Modern Biology is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which is not affiliated with Study.com.

9 Lessons in Chapter 30: Holt McDougal Modern Biology Chapter 30: Plant Reproduction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Alternation of Generations: The Gametophyte and Sporophyte

1. Alternation of Generations: The Gametophyte and Sporophyte

Even though many plants seem simple, they often have very complex life cycles. We will look at how plants alternate between different life stages as well as the terms used to describe these unique points in their life cycle.

A Moss Life Cycle: Dominant Gametophyte

2. A Moss Life Cycle: Dominant Gametophyte

Mosses are unique because they spend most of their lives with only one set of genetic material rather than the normal two sets. We will look at this cycle and how the alternation of generations takes place in these non-vascular plants.

A Fern Life Cycle: Plant Reproduction Without Flowers or Seeds

3. A Fern Life Cycle: Plant Reproduction Without Flowers or Seeds

Ferns are able to reproduce without using seeds. We will look at how ferns reproduce as well as the pattern of alternating between diploid and haploid life stages.

A Gymnosperm Life Cycle: Reproduction of Plants with 'Naked Seeds'

4. A Gymnosperm Life Cycle: Reproduction of Plants with 'Naked Seeds'

Some plants, such as pine trees, are able to reproduce with unprotected seeds. We will look at the major structures involved in this form of alternation of generations in gymnosperms.

Angiosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Examples

5. Angiosperms: Characteristics, Definition & Examples

Flowering plants are also known as angiosperms. In this lesson, we will explore this vast group of plants to learn what sets them apart from other types of plants and how they survive.

Flowers: Structure and Function of Male & Female Components

6. Flowers: Structure and Function of Male & Female Components

In this lesson, we'll look at the parts of a flower and learn their functions. These natural beauties provide indispensable services to the plants they adorn.

An Angiosperm Life Cycle: Flowering Plant Reproduction

7. An Angiosperm Life Cycle: Flowering Plant Reproduction

When you think of how plants reproduce, you probably think of flowers. We will look at how flowering plants use specialized reproductive structures to complete an alternation of generations life cycle.

Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships

8. Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships

Ever wonder why bees are attracted to specific flowers? We will look at why certain animals are drawn to certain plants and other methods of pollination in this lesson.

Asexual Plant Reproduction: Vegetative Propagation and Bulbs

9. Asexual Plant Reproduction: Vegetative Propagation and Bulbs

Not all plants make attractive flowers in order to reproduce. Some plants will not make seeds and pollen either. These plants have other ways to create new offspring. We will look at a few key methods of vegetative propagation.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the Holt McDougal Modern Biology: Online Textbook Help course

Support