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Plant Germination & Reproduction - Chapter Summary
In this chapter on plant germination and reproduction, you'll review key topics like the process of seed germination and the angiosperm life cycle. You'll also learn about various methods of seed dispersal. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain how a seed coat works
- List the benefits of seed dispersal
- Describe the process of seeds growing into plants
- Discuss the reproduction of plants with 'naked seeds'
- Understand how flowering plants use reproductive structures during the life cycle
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1. Seed Coat: Definition & Function
In this lesson, we'll take a look at the seed coat and how it works. We'll explore what a seed coat looks like, how it protects a seed, and why it is so very important to the successful germination of a plant embryo.
2. Seed Dispersal: Methods, Benefits & Examples
Seeds are the offspring of plants. But unlike animals, plants need to spread their seeds away from the parent to propagate their species. In this lesson, we'll be learning the five main strategies plants use to do this.
3. What is Seed Germination? - Definition, Process, Steps & Factors
This lesson is about seed germination, the process of seeds growing into plants. In this lesson, we'll go over the steps of germination, and what factors influence how seeds germinate.
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.
5. 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.
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