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Ch 11: Plant Pollination & Fertilization

About This Chapter

This overview of plant pollination and fertilization will boost your understanding of pollination in plants, endosperm, seed development, and more. These lessons will assist you with getting prepared to take an exam or engage in a class discussion.

Plant Pollination & Fertilization - Chapter Summary

In this chapter on plant pollination and fertilization, engaging lessons cover subjects like flower-pollinator relations and the basic classification of plants. You will also get an understanding of how seeds germinate. After going through the lessons, you should be poised and able to do the following:

  • Define and discuss the benefits of pollen
  • Explain how the environment and animals are involved in pollination
  • Understand why certain animals are drawn to certain plants
  • Recall the plant fertilization process
  • Describe the process of double fertilization in angiosperms
  • Provide an explanation for the function of endosperm
  • Discuss the development of seed and fruit
  • List unique characteristics of each plant group

A short quiz is available to test your knowledge of each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed. The quizzes link back to specific topics, so if you get a question wrong you can quickly go back and review that particular topic. You can submit questions to our instructors if there are any areas you don't understand.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: Plant Pollination & Fertilization
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What Is Pollen? - Definition & Benefits

1. What Is Pollen? - Definition & Benefits

Pollen is the delivery package for plant sperm, or the plant's male reproductive cell. It moves from the male plant to the female plant through a variety of delivery mechanisms.

What Is Pollination in Plants? - Definition & Types

2. What Is Pollination in Plants? - Definition & Types

This lesson will focus on the important process of pollination in plants. The lesson will also explain the types of pollination and how the environment and animals are involved in pollination.

Methods of Pollination and Flower-Pollinator Relationships

3. 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.

Plant Fertilization: Process & Definition

4. Plant Fertilization: Process & Definition

For you, pollen might just be a trigger for sneezing and watery eyes. But for plants, it's a vital ingredient in the reproductive process. Explore plant fertilization through this lesson, then test your knowledge of what you've learned.

Double Fertilization in Angiosperms: Definition & Process

5. Double Fertilization in Angiosperms: Definition & Process

You may already know that fertilization is when an egg and sperm cell fuse to create a new individual, but do you know what double fertilization is? It is a process that is unique to angiosperms, and you can learn about it in this lesson.

Endosperm: Definition, Function & Development

6. Endosperm: Definition, Function & Development

Of all the times you've eaten popcorn, how many times have you actually stopped to think about what you're eating? Popcorn is a seed in which the center of the endosperm has been turned inside out. Learn more about endosperms in this lesson.

Seed & Fruit Development

7. Seed & Fruit Development

In this lesson we'll be learning about the development of the seeds and fruits during plant reproduction. We'll also go over parthenocarpy and how this process produces seedless fruits.

Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot & Dicot Plants

8. Classification of Vascular, Nonvascular, Monocot & Dicot Plants

Plants may not seem like the most interesting things around, but they are definitely useful. In this lesson, we will explore the basic classification of plants and the unique characteristics of each group.

How Seeds Germinate: Definition & Explanation

9. How Seeds Germinate: Definition & Explanation

Plants function on a rather complex level when compared to other organisms. One of the ways plants reproduce is through seeds. Those seeds must germinate to grow into plants. We will look at the process of seed germination here.

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