Exploring Creation with Biology Module 15

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Some terms that we will probably have to know. I mostly used the bolded words. Add to it if you want. :) Happy Studying!

In plants water is used for:

photosynthesis, turgor pressure, hydrolysis, transport

Tropism

movement in the direction of the stimulus

Starch

a polysaccharide efficient for storing

loam

a good balance of gravel, sand, silt, and clay

cohesion-tension theory

the theory that explains how water travels up in a plant

Hormones in plants (6 of them)

auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, abscisic acid, ethylene, florigen (not fully discovered)

Etiolation

extreme form of phototropism (i.e. unusually long stems and light coloring)

Insectivorous plants

plants with special leaves designed to trap and digest insects

vegetative reproduction

a process that allows a plant to reproduce asexually

grafting

the process by which one plant stem (scion) is attached to another (stock)

6 major parts of a flower from the bottom up

pedicel, receptacle, sepals, petals, stamens, carpel

composite flower

a flower made up of multiple flowers

4 steps in plant reproduction

pollen formation, pollination, fertilization, germination

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