Study Guide

Plant Biology Topics

Alternation of Generations

There are special names for each of the plants we’ve been talking about. A sporophyte is a...

Primary Growth and Secondary Growth

Do plants grow from the top or the bottom? If you carve your name in a tree trunk, will it be at...

Plant Tissues

No, we’re not talking about Kleenex or Puffs or other handy products during cold season,...

Transportation in the Plant

The driving force behind water movement in plants is evaporation through the leaves, which acts...

Leaf Structure

The leaf is the site of two major processes: gas exchange and light capture, which lead to...

Plant Reproduction

Bryophytes are primitive plants that don’t have seeds or vascular systems. Because they...

Germination and Development

Now we know how seeds develop, and how they get from place to place. But how does a seed, which...

Photoperiodism

Contrary to popular belief, photoperiodism is not a modern art movement; it refers to the day...

Plant Hormones

Teenagers aren’t the only ones with raging hormones. Plants are full of hormones too, but...

Common Mistakes

Spores and sporophytes vs gametes and gametophytes: all these concepts can be confusing. Luckily,...

Test Your Knowledge!

1. What kind of reproductive unit do gametophytes make?a. Sporophytesb. Sporesc. Gameted. Sorie....

Made From Trees

Read an in-depth account of how four plants have lured humans in with their sweet rewards. Have...

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