Biology: Plants

  1. Plants are in what Domain, and what Kingdom?
    • Domain Eukarya
    • Kingdom Plantae
  2. Plants are believed to have evolved from ________________.
    Freshwater green algae
  3. Plants are most closely related to a group of green algae known as ___________.
    Stonewarts, perhaps in genus Chara.
  4. What are the 4 Evolutionary Events that allowed plants to adapt to land.
    • 1. protecting the embryo
    • 2. having vascular tissue for transporting water and organic nutrients
    • 3. use seeds to disperse offspring
    • 4. having flowers

    *see page 414, Mader
  5. Alternation of Generations
    • All plants have a life cycle that includes an alternation of generations. In this life cycle, two multicellular individuals alternate, each producing the other.
    • The two individuals are sporophyte - represents the diploid generation
    • gametophyte - represents the haploid generation
  6. A _______ structure is more apt to survive genetic damage because two copies of each chromosomes allow recessive mutations to be masked.
    a. diploid
    b. haploid
  7. All plants possess a ___________, a waxy covering on aerial plants that reduces desiccation.
  8. Xylem transports ___________.
    a. water
    b. glucose
  9. Phloem transports _________.
    a. water
    b. glucose
  10. _____________ developed as centers for photosynthesis.

    A. true leaves
  11. ________________ developed to provide framework to support leaves

    B. true stems
  12. _____________ developed to obtain water and anchor the plant.

    A. true roots
  13. In the more primitive plant divisions, flagellated sperm require water to swim to the eggs.
    a. true
    b. false
  14. In the more advanced divisions (Coniferophyta and Anthophyta), the sperm, packaged as ___________, are adapted for delivery by wind or animals.
  15. The most advanced plant division is the ______________.
  16. In the most advanced division, the Anthophyta, the gametophytes are protected inside an ____________.
  17. The bryophytes consist of 3 groups of plants:
    • 1. mosses
    • 2. liverworts
    • 3. hornworts
  18. In bryophytes, gametes are produced in protective structures called ___________.
    Gametangia - on the surface of gametophytes
  19. In bryophytes, the male gametangium is also called _______________.
  20. In bryophytes, the _______________ produces flagellated sperm that swim through water to fertilize the eggs produced by the female gametangium, or archegonium.
  21. The female gametangium is called _________________.
  22. Since bryophytes are primitive, they lack many specialized structures like?
    true roots, true stems, true leaves
  23. Because bryophytes lack specialized vascular tissue such as the xylem and phloem, they must remain small and water must be readily available for absorption through surface tissues and as a transport medium for sperm.
    a. true
    b. false
  24. Bryophytes dominated generation is _____________.
    haploid gametophyte generation
  25. Phylum Lycophyta include what type of plants?
    • club mosses
    • spike mosses
    • quillworts
    • **known as herbaceous plants
  26. The Phylum Pterophyta include which group of plants?
    • Ferns
    • Horsetails
    • Whisk ferns
  27. Which two plant groups produce seeds?
    • Coniferophyta
    • Anthophyta or angiosperms
  28. The microsporangia produce ______________.
    Microspores - male spores
  29. The macrosporangia produce the _______________.
    Macrospores - female spores
  30. Reproduction in seed plants, Microsporangia:
    • 1. microsporangium produces numerous microspore mother cells
    • 2. microspore mother cells divide by meiosis to produce four haploid cells, the microspores
    • 3. Microspores mature into pollen grains
    • 4. pollen grain further divides into 3 cells (in flowering plants), or 4 cells (in conifers).
    • 5. One of these cells is a vegatative, or tube, cell that controls the growth of the pollen tube
    • 6. Other cells become the sperm cells.
  31. What does a pollen grain represent?
    Represents the male gametophyte generation
  32. Reproduction of seed plants, Megasporangium:
    • the megasporangium, called the nucellus produces many microspore mother cells
    • microspore mother cells divides by meiosis to produce 4 haploid cells
    • one of these cells survives to become the megaspore and represents the female gametophyte generation
    • the megaspore divides by mitosis to produce one egg (in flowering plants) or 2 eggs in conifers.
    • one to two layers of integuments surround the megasporangium.
    • integuments, nucellus, and megaspore daughter cells are collectively called the ovule.
    • an opening through the integuments for pollen access to the egg is called the micropyle.
  33. What happens once the pollen grain contacts the megasporangium?
    the tube cell directs growth of a pollen tube through the microphyle and toward the egg.
  34. After fertilization by the sperm cells, the zygote divides to form an _____________.
    Embryo - marks the beginning of the sporophyte generation
  35. Integuments develop into the __________.
    Seed coat
  36. Conifers can also be called ________________.
    • Gymnosperms - means "naked seeds"
    • seeds produced in unprotected megaspores near the surface of the reproductive structure
  37. ________________ consist of flowering plants.
    anthophyta or angiosperms
  38. The ___________ is the female reproductive structure in flowering plants.
  39. The pistil contains 3 parts:
    • 1. ovary - contains egg
    • 2. style
    • 3. stigma
  40. The ____________ is the male reproductive structure.
  41. The stamen contains 3 parts
    • 1. anther - contains pollen
    • 2. stalk
    • 3. filament
  42. ___________, function to attract pollinators.
    petals, sometimes called sepals
  43. The flower is a major evolutionary advancement for 3 reasons:
    • 1. flower is a special adaption to attract pollinators, such as insects and birds.
    • 2. ovules are protected inside an ovary
    • 3. ovary develops into a fruit, which fosters the dispersal of seeds by wind, insects, etc.
  44. Fertilization in angiosperms:
    • 1. pollen lands on sticky stigma
    • 2. pollen tube, an elongating cell that contains the vegetative nucleus (or tube nucleus) grows down the style toward the ovule
    • 3. there are two sperm cells inside the pollen tube.
    • 4. ovules within the ovary consist of megaspore mother cell surrounded by the nucellus and integuments.
    • 5. the megaspore mother cell divides by meiosis to produce 4 haploid cells, the megaspores
    • 6. One surviving megaspore divides 3x by mitosis to produce 8 nuclei.
    • 7. 6 nuclei undergo cytokinesis and form plasma membranes
    • 8. the result is an embryo sac
    • 9. at the micropyle end of the embryo sac are 3 cells- one egg cells, and 2 synergids.
    • 10. at the end opposite the micropyle are 3 antipodal cells
    • 11. in the middle are two haploid nuclei, the polar nuclei

    • *12. when the pollen tube enters the embryo sac through the micropyle, one sperm cell fertilizes the egg, forming a diploid zygote.
    • 13. the nucleus of the second sperm cell fuses with both polar nuclei, forming a triploid nucleus
    • 14. triploid nucleus divides by mitosis to produce the endosperm, providing nourishment for subsequent development of embryo and seed
    • 15. fertilization of the egg and the polar nuclei each by a separate sperm nucleus is called a double fertilization
  45. Angiosperms are divided into two groups:
    • 1. dicotyledons (dicots)
    • 2. monocotyledons (monocots)
  46. In angiosperms, _______________ are storage tissue that provides nutrition to the developing seedling.
  47. Dicots
    • 2 cotyledons
    • netted (a branching pattern) - leaf venation - pattern of veins in leaves
    • flower parts - in 4s, 5s, or multiple
    • vascular bundles - organized in a circle
    • root - taproot (a large single root)
  48. Monocots
    • 1 cotyledon
    • leaf venation - parallel
    • flower parts - in 3s or mutiples
    • vascular bundles - scattered
    • root - fibrous system (cluster of many fine roots)
  49. Plant tissue have 3 distinct major groups:
    • ground tissue
    • dermal tissue
    • vascular tissue
  50. In ground tissue, there are 3 basic cells found in their cell walls:
    • 1. parenchyma cells
    • 2. collenchyma cells
    • 3. sclerenchyma cells
  51. In ground tissue, ________________ are the most common components of ground tissue, have thin walls and serve various functions including storage, photosynthesis, and secretion.
    parenchyma cells
  52. In ground tissue, _______________ which have thick but flexible cell walls, serve mechanical support functions.
    collenchyma cells
  53. In ground tissue, _______________ with thicker walls than collenchyma, also provide mechanical support functions.
  54. ____________ tissue consists of epidermis cells that cover the outside of plant parts.
    • Dermal tissue :
    • guard cells that surround stomata
    • various specialized surface cells such as hair cells, stinging cells, glandular cells
    • epidermal cells secrete waxy protective substance, the cuticle.
  55. Parenchyma
    • least specialized of the cell types
    • found in all organs of a plant
    • may contain chloroplasts and carry on photosynthesis
    • or may contain colorless plastids that store the products of photosynthesis
    • can divide and give rise to more specialized cells, such as when roots develop from stem cuttings placed in water
  56. Collenchyma
    • similar to parenchyma except have thicker primary walls
    • give flexible support to immature regions of plant body
    • i.e. familiar strands in celery stalks are composed mostly of collenchyma
  57. sclerenchyma
    • have thick secondary walls impregnated with lignin that makes the walls tough and hard
    • most sclerenchyma cells are non living
    • their main function is to support MATURE regions of a plant
    • two types of cells are found: fibers, sclereids.
  58. _______________, which are epidermal cells with chloroplasts, surround the stomata.
    guard cells
  59. In leaves, the lower epidermis of eudicots and both surfaces of monocots contain specialized cells called _______________.
    Guard cells
  60. The walls of epidermal cells that are exposed to air are covered with __________.
    cuticle - waxy
  61. In older woody plants, the epidermis of the stem is replaced by a _________.
  62. Xylem contain two types of conducting cells:
    • Traceids
    • Vessel elements

    *Both are hollow and nonliving
  63. The conducting cells of phloem are _______________.
    Sieve-tube members - arranged to form a continuous sieve tube
  64. _______________ contain cytoplasm but no nuclei
    a. pits
    b. sieve-tube members
    c. tracheids
    • sieve-tube members
    • *Each sieve-tube member has a companion cell, which DOES have a nucleus.
    • The two are connected by numerous plasmodesmata
  65. In roots, the vascular tissue is located in the _______________.
    Vascular cylinder
  66. In stem, vascular tissue forms ______________.
    Vascular bundles
  67. In leaves, vascular tissue is found in ______________.
    Leaf veins
  68. Organization of roots:
    The primary meristems are in the zone of _______________, which continuously provides cells to the zone of elongation.
    Primary meristems
  69. Tissues of Eudicot root
    The _____________, which forms the outer layer of the root, consist of only a single layer of cells.
  70. Tissues of a Eudicot root:
    _________ cells make up the cortex of the root.
  71. Tissues of a Eudicot Root
    The ________ functions in food storage
  72. Tissues of Eudicot Root:
    In the zone of maturation, many_______________ cells have root hairs
  73. Tissues of Eudicot Root:
    ______________ regulates the entrance of minerals into the vascular cylinder.
  74. Tissues of a Eudicot Root:
    The endodermis contains a layer of impermeable lignin and suberin known as ______________.
    Casparian strip
  75. Tissues of Eudicot Root:
    The _______________ prevents the passage of water and mineral ions between adjacent cell walls.
    Casparian strip
  76. The only entrance to the vascular cylinder is through the _________.
    Endodermal cells
  77. The first layer of cells within the vascular cylinder is the ______________.
  78. The xylem appears ______________ in eudicots because several arms of tissue radiate from a common center.
  79. In some plants, notably Eudicots, contain what type of root system?
    Taproot -fleshy, stores food
  80. In some plants, notably Monocots, what type of root system dominates?
    Fibrous root system
  81. When roots develop from organs of the shoot system instead of the root system, they are known as ___________________.
    Adventitious roots
  82. Peas, beans, and other legumes have _______________, where nitrogen-fixing bacteria live.
    root nodules
  83. Plants cannot extract _____________ from the air.
    • Nitrogen.
    • But bacteria within the root nodules can take up and reduce the atmospheric nitrogen.
    • *This means that the plant is no longer dependent upon a supply of nitrogen from the soil.
  84. During primary growth, the ____________ at a shoot tip produces new cells that elongate and thereby increase the length of the stem.
    shoot apical
  85. The shoot apical meristem is protected within a ______________ where leaf primordia (immature leaves) envelope it.
    terminal bud
  86. The bulk of a leaf is ____________ tissue bordered by an upper and lower layer of epidermis.
  87. Cohesion-Tension Model
    • ***transpiration creates a tension that pulls water upward in xylem
    • The cohesion-tension model of xylem transport suggests a PASSIVE mechanism for xylem transport.
    • cohesion refers to the tendency of water molecules to cling together.
    • adhesion- refers to the ability of water to interact with the molecules making up the walls of the vessels in xylem.
    • ***read page 468, Mader
  88. When the sun is up, the stomata __________, carbon dioxide enters.
    a. open
    b. closed
  89. When the stomata is __________, carbon dioxide cannot enter, and plants are unable to photosynthesize.
    a. open
    b. close
    • close
    • **Therefore, photosynthesis, requires an abundant supply of water so that stomata can remain open and allow carbon dioxide to enter.
  90. Like animals, plants utilize a ___________________ pathway when they respond to a stimulus.
    Reception-Transduction -response
  91. ______________ are growth responses toward or away from unidirectional stimuli.
  92. The ________________ of stems results in a bending toward light.
    Positive phototropism
  93. The ________________ of stems results in a bending away from the direction of gravity.
  94. Roots that bend toward the direction of gravity show _____________.
    Positive gravitropoism
  95. _____________ occurs when a plant part makes contact with an object, as when tendrils coil about a pole.
  96. Auxin is produced in the _______________.
    • shoot apical meristem
    • *found in young leaves and flowers, fruits.
  97. ________________ are growth promoting hormones that bring about elongation of the resulting cells.
  98. _____________ are a class of plant hormones that promote cell division.
  99. _____________ is sometimes called the stress hormone because it initiates and maintains seed and bud dormancy and brings about the closure of stomata.
    Abscisic Acid
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Biology: Plants
Biology: Plants