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Sexual Reproduction in Plants. 2 That involves the reproductive structures: –Flowers and Fruits 2 parents are involved. Fusion of male and female gametes.

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1 Sexual Reproduction in Plants

2 2 That involves the reproductive structures: –Flowers and Fruits 2 parents are involved. Fusion of male and female gametes Male gametes: –pollen grains Female gametes: –ovules Where are these gametes found? –flowers SEXUAL REPRODUCTION IN PLANTS

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4 PETAL STAMEN PISTIL Male Part Female Part

5 Mrs Theresa Teo GE2003 Parts of a Flower pistil/ pedicel ovules?

6 Function of different parts of the flower The stamens are the male parts of the flower. They consist of filaments which is like a stalk supporting the pollen-producing anther. The pistil is the female organ of the flower. It is made up of one or more units called carpels. Each carpel usually consists of an ovary, a style above the ovary and a stigma. The stigma is the swollen structure at the end of the style that receives the pollen grains. The ovary contains one or more ovules which contains the female gamete.

7 Function of different parts of the flower The pedicel is a flower stalk. The receptacle is the swollen part of the flower stalk which holds all the other parts of the flower. The sepals are modified leaves which enclose and protect the other parts of the flower in the bud stage. The petals are modified leaves usually forming the conspicuous part of the flower and they usually have nectaries at the base which hold nectar.

8 Petals are brightly colored structures used to attract insects by their bright color & scent.

9 Anther Filament Pollen Grains

10 Stigma Style Ovary One or more carpels make up the pistil, which is the female part of the flower.

11 Pollen Grain Sticky Stigma Style

12 Ovary Ovules Within each ovule is a microscopic female gamete (female reproductive cell)!!!

13 Stamen: Male part of the flower; consists of 2 parts – filament & anther. Anther: Sac-like container within which pollen grains develop. Filament: Slender stalk that supports the anther. Pollen/Pollen grains: Contains the male gametes (reproductive cells) for plants.

14 Carpel: Female part of the flower; consists of 3 parts – stigma, style & ovary. Stigma: Enlarged sticky knob on the end of a style; serves to receive pollen grains. Style: Slender stalk that connects stigma to ovary. Ovary: Enlarged base of the carpel that contains a number of ovules. Ovules: Contains the female gametes (reproductive cells) also called the egg or ovum for plants.

15 What we have just seen is a bisexual flower, where both the male & female parts are found on a single flower. However, there are unisexual flowers present too, where the male & female parts are found on separate flowers. Examples of unisexual flowers are: Maize, papaya & cucumber

16 Male Papaya FlowerFemale Papaya Flower Stamen Carpel Stamen Carpel Fruit Male Cucumber FlowerFemale Cucumber Flower

17 Now, lets have some fun with group work! In groups of 5, label the flower parts and deduce whether the flower is male or female…

18 Now that we know more about flowers and flower parts, what do you think happens when a bee lands on a flower to obtain nectar???

19 I want two volunteers to come up, one with a male flower, one with a female flower… Let us observe what happens when the bee lands on the flower… Can anyone tell me what you did you observe happen when the bee lands on the flower?

20 Pollination takes place. Let’s take a look at how it happens…

21 When the anther is mature, it splits open and the pollen grains are released from its sac!!! OH!!! You mean like this… Pollen

22 These pollen grains are small and light. When the bee lands on the flower, it will push through the anthers to get its nectar. When that happens, its body will rub against the pollen and some of it will get stuck on its body. On its way out, the pollen that’s on its body will get stuck on the sticky stigma.

23 When this (pollen landing on stigma) happens, pollination takes place. If pollen from the anther lands on the stigma of the same plant, self-pollination occurs.

24 If the pollen from the anther lands on the stigma of another flower, then cross- pollination occurs. This can be different flowers of the same plant of different flowers of different plants of the same species.

25 can occur in 2 main ways… By AnimalsBy Wind What differences do you observe in these 2 flowers?

26 Homer, what happens after pollination, when the pollen has landed onto the stigma??? Bart, fertilisation will take place in plants, just like in humans. But it will go through a different process instead… Let’s find out what really happens…

27 Micropyle Pollen Tube Ovary Grows as it is attracted by sugar in the stigma. Ovule

28 Diagram of Ovule When the pollen tube reaches the ovule, the tip of the pollen tube breaks open to release a nucleus which fuses with the nucleus of the egg cell. Fertilisation has taken place. Fusion Fertilized egg forms a zygote. Zygote develops into an embryo in the ovule. Releases nucleus

29 Ovary develops into a fruit Ovule/Ovules develop into a seed/seeds. Papaya We can see that the flower has been replaced by a fruit! Flower turning into a fruit Fruit

30 Wow… so that’s how seeds & fruits are formed… Ovary becomes fruit Ovules become seeds Fruit carries & protects seeds until they are released when the fruit is ripe.

31 Now, seeds can be replanted to become plants again before bearing flowers, then turning into fruits as the cycle repeats itself…

32 In the sexual reproduction in animals & plants… 1.Both plants & animals have a male reproductive cell, called sperm in animals & a pollen grain in plants. 2.Both plants & animals have a female reproductive cell, called a ovum in animals & a ovule in plants. 3.In both animals and flowering plants, a new organism is formed when the male reproductive cell and the female reproductive cell fuse.

33 We eat broccoli, cauliflower & artichoke Cloves, saffron, rose petals & marigold petals are used to add flavour to the food. Dandelion & elder- berry flowers are used to make wine. Clover, orange & sage flowers is best for honey- making. Flower petals of jasmine, mimosa & rose are used to make expensive perfumes. Petals of some brightly colored flowers are used to make colored dyes for clothes.

34 Flower Bisexual/Unisexual Male Part: Pollen grains in anther Female Part: Ovules in carpel Pollination (Self & Cross) Insect- Pollination Wind- Pollination Fertilisation (Fusion of pollen & egg cell in ovule) Development of fruits & seeds

35 1.Understand that plants reproduce to ensure continuity of their kind. 2.Label the different parts of the flower. 3.List the respective functions of the different parts of the flower. 4.Know what is a bisexual & unisexual flower (& some examples). 5.Know the process of pollination (can occur in 2 main ways) & the features of insect & wind-pollinated flowers. 6.Know the process of fertilisation (how seeds & fruits are formed). 7.Know the similarities in the sexual reproduction in plants & animals.


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