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Examining Flowers and Fruits Basic Principles of Agricultural/Horticultural Science Problem Area 4. Identifying Basic Principles of Plant Science.

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1 Examining Flowers and Fruits Basic Principles of Agricultural/Horticultural Science Problem Area 4. Identifying Basic Principles of Plant Science

2 Next Generation Science/Common Core Standards Addressed! l RST Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account. (HSLS1 1) l WHST Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. (HS LS1 3) l SL Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. (HS LS1 2)

3 Terms l Complete flower l Cotyledons l Dry fruit l Endosperm l Epicotyl l Fertilization l Fleshy fruit l Flower l Fruit l Hilum l Hull fruit l Hypocotyl l Imperfect flower l Incomplete flower

4 Bell Work l Identify the major parts of flowers and explain the functions of the parts. l Describe the types of flowers. l Explain the processes of pollination and fertilization. l Describe the purposes and kinds of fruit. l Explain the structure and kinds of seed.

5 Interest Approach Why are flowers important to people? What is the purpose of flowers to a plant?

6 What are the major parts of flowers? u A flower is the reproductive part of flowering plants. u Flowers are in many shapes and colors. Some flowers are attractive and have appealing fragrances. Some flowers are important as a step in producing fruit and seed.

7 Parts of a Perfect Flower

8 Sepals l The sepals are the outer parts of a flower. l They cover the bud before it opens and typically have a green color. l Sepals offer protection to the developing bud. l They are in an outer ring known as a calyx.

9 Petals l The petals are located just inside the sepals and are usually brightly colored to attract insects and promote pollination. l Petals protect the stamens and pistil and help collect pollen from the air. l Petals are in an inner ring known as a corolla.

10 Petals l The major parts of flowers are to support the production of fruit and seed.

11 Stamens l The stamens produce pollen and are the male parts of a flower. l A stamen consists of a filament and anther, which is a knob-like structure at the end of a filament.

12 Pistil l The pistil contains the ovary, which has ovules that are fertilized by the pollen, and, on some species, develops into a large fleshy fruit structure. l The pistil also contains the stigma and style.

13 Pistil l The stigma is the opening at the end of the pistil for the entry of pollen. l The style leads from the stigma to the ovary.

14 Pistil l Pollen grains grow a long tube through the style toward the ovules and form two sperm. l One sperm unites with the ovule in the ovary to form an embryo. l The other sperm forms tissue in the developing seed known as endosperm.

15 Parts of a Perfect Flower

16 Type of flower is based on the parts found in the flower. l A complete flower has four principal parts: sepals, petals, stamens, and pistil. l An incomplete flower does not have all four principal parts. l Examples of an incomplete flower: wheat and oats, which do not have sepals and petals.

17 Parts of a flower determine if it is perfect or imperfect. l A perfect flower has the stamen and pistil in the same flower. l An imperfect flower lacks either stamens or pistils. l A flower that has stamens and not a pistil is often referred to as a male flower. l A flower that has a pistil but no stamens is a female flower.

18 Parts of a flower determine if it is perfect or imperfect. l Plant species that have both male and female flowers on the same plant are known as monoecious plants. –An example is corn. l Plant species with the male flowers and female flowers on separate plants are known as dioecious plants. –An example is the muscadine grape.

19 What is pollination? l Pollination is the transfer of pollen from an anther to a stigma of a flower of the same species. l It is an important process with crop growers to assure fruit and seed production.

20 What is pollination? l Pollen is the male sex cell in plants l Pollen is released by the anther which is a part of the stamen. l It matures as a powdery substance that may be moved by wind, insects, or other animals.

21 What is pollination? l The stigma is a part of the female reproductive system of a plant. l The stigma secretes a sticky substance that traps pollen. l After being trapped on the stigma, the pollen grain grows a tube through the style toward the ovule (egg cell).

22 What is fertilization? l Fertilization is the union of the pollen cell with the ovule. l A pollen grain forms two sperm as it reaches the ovule. l One sperm unites with the ovule to form an embryo; the other sperm forms tissue known as endosperm in the seed.

23 Describe the purposes and kinds of fruit. l Fruit varies with the species of plant. l Some is large, such as watermelon or pumpkin. l Other fruit is smaller, such as a bean pod or cherry. l Fruit is the fertilized ovary of a plant that grows to produce and protect seed.

24 What are the purposes of fruit? l Once fertilization occurs, the flower is no longer needed and dries up. l Seed are formed within fruit. l Fruit must be sufficiently mature for the seed to be viable. l Good fruit formation is essential in many crops because it is the fruit that is often the most valuable product of a plant.

25 What are the kinds of fruit? l Fleshy fruit is large fibrous structures that surround seed. l A berry is a kind of fleshy fruit that is typically small, with strawberries and tomatoes being examples. l A pome is a fleshy fruit with several seeds such as an apple or a pear. l A drupe is a single-seeded fleshy fruit such as plum or cherry.

26 What are the kinds of fruit? l Dry fruit is formed as a pod or in a hull. l Caryopsis are kinds of dry fruits with thin walls such as wheat and barley. l Samara are kinds of dry fruits with wings attached to aid dispersion, with elm, ash, and maple being examples.

27 What are the kinds of fruit? l Pod fruit has a definite line or seam in the fruit, such as beans, peas, peanuts, and cotton. l Hull fruit do not have definite lines or seams in the shell of the fruit, such as pecans and corn.

28 Explain the structure and kinds of seed. l A seed is a container of new plant life. l Seed are formed in the ovaries of flowers. l Good pollination is essential to assure an abundance of seed. l Seed are used to reproduce plants. l A seed must protect the embryo and provide food for it to grow.

29 Explain the structure and kinds of seed. l Seed have many important uses to humans, such as food production. l With some plants, such as soybeans and corn, growers want large yields of seed. l The seed of these plants are valuable and not the fruit.

30 Explain the structure and kinds of seed. l With some plants, growers want fruit with few or no seed such as seedless grapes or oranges. l The fruit of these plants are valuable rather than the seed.

31 Seed structure includes external parts and internal parts. l External parts are designed to nourish and protect the internal parts of the seed. l Internal parts include an embryo and needed food supply.

32 Seed structure varies with the kind of plant l Dicot –bean seed l Monocot –corn seed

33 Dicot - Bean Seed

34 External l Seed coatThe seed coat is the outer covering of the seed that protects the embryo from injury and holds the seed together. l Hilum - The hilum is the point at which the seed was attached in the fruit. –The hilum is also known as the seed scar.

35 Dicot - Bean Seed l External - continued l MicropyleThe micropyle is the tiny opening near the hilum through which the pollen entered the ovule to form the seed.

36 Dicot - Bean Seed l Internal: l CotyledonsThe cotyledons are fleshy-like structures that contain food for the embryo. l RadicleThe radicle is the part of the seed that forms the root system of the plant. l HypocotylThe hypocotyl connects the cotyledons and radicle.

37 Dicot - Bean Seed l Internal - continued l Epicotyl - The epicotyl forms the stem of the plant. l PlumuleThe plumule forms the above ground part of the plant.

38 Monocot - Corn Seed

39 l External: l Seed coatThe seed coat protects and shapes the seed. l Seed scarThe seed scar is the place where the seed was attached, such as a corn kernel to the corn cob. l Silk scarThe silk scar is at the end opposite the seed scar and is the place where the silk was attached to the ovule.

40 Monocot - Corn Seed l Internal: l Endosperm - the endosperm is the stored food in a monocot seed. l Radicle - the radicle, as with dicots, forms the root system. l Hypocotyl - as with dicots, the hypocotyl connects the radicle with the food source.

41 Monocot - Corn Seed l Internal - continued l Epicotyl -the epicotyl forms the stems of monocots in a manner similar to dicots. l Cotyledon - the cotyledon in a Monocot absorbs food from the endosperm and moves it to the embryo. l Plumule - the plumule develops into the leaves and stems of the plant.

42 Review l Parts of a flower indicate its type. l Complete flower - has four principal parts: sepals, petals, stamens, and pistil l Incomplete flower - does not have all four parts l Perfect flower - stamen and pistil in same flower l Imperfect flower - lacks either stamen or pistil

43 Review l Pollination - transfer of pollen from anther to stigma l Pollen - male sex cell of plants l Stigma - female reproductive part of flower l Fertilization - union of pollen cell with ovule

44 Review l Fruit - fertilized ovary of a plant l Fleshy - large fibrous structure - apple l Pod - dry fruit with definite line or seam - bean l Hull - dry fruit without definite line or seam - corn

45 Review l Dicot = Bean seed –Exterior parts: Seed coat, Hilum, Micropyle –Interior parts: Cotyledons, Radicle, Hypocotyl, Epicotyl, Plumule l Monocot = Corn seed –External parts: Seed coat, Seed scar, Silk scar –Internal parts: Endosperm, Radicle, Hypocotyl, Epicotyl, Cotyledon, Plumule


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