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A School Girl's Guide to Sexual and Asexual Reproduction in Plants

Asexual reproduction produces plants that are genetically identical to the parent plant because no mixing of male and female gametes takes place. Some plants can produce seeds without fertilization. Either the ovule or part of the ovary, which is diploid in nature, gives rise to a new seed and flowering plants reproduce sexually through a process called pollination. The flowers contain male sex organs called stamens and female sex organs called pistils. Cross-pollination happens when the wind or animals move pollen from one plant to fertilize the ovules on a different plant. In science class, we're learning about sexual and asexual reproduction in plants and since I'm currently learning that, why not share it with the world (By world I mean the very few people from my school, my whole family, and people from my Teen Writers google classroom). Plants are very successful organisms, growing in almost every environment on Earth. Part of their success is due to the fact that they can reproduce both asexually and sexually. When plants reproduce asexually, they use mitosis to produce offspring that are genetically identical to the parent plant. There are a number of types of asexual reproduction including fission, fragmentation, budding, vegetative reproduction, spore formation, and agamogenesis, during sexual reproduction, there are two main processes: meiosis, involving the halving of the number of chromosomes, and fertilization, involving the fusion of two gametes and the restoration of the original number of chromosomes. This is a link to more about asexual reproduction https://canvas.pitt.edu/courses/63946/pages/notes-and-videos-1-dot-2-2-identify-examples-of-asexual-reproduction-and-provide-advantages-and-disadvantages

and this is a link to more information about sexual reproduction https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-biology/chapter/sexual-reproduction/#:~:text=There%20are%20two%20main%20processes,the%20original%20number%20of%20chromosomes. I don't have much more information about sexual and asexual reproduction so that's where I'm going to finish today. I hope you enjoyed reading this.

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Alicia/ItzThatNerdyBlog

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