Reproduction in Plants

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Asexual Reproduction

  • A new plant is produced where a runner touches the ground. There is no fertilization going on.
  • Grow plants from cuttings. Then plant it in damp compost where it will grow roots.

Sexual Reproduction

  • Plants produce male sex cells called pollen grains and female sex cells called ova. They transfer into each other. This is called pollination.
  • It is normally caried out by wind or insects. Following pollination, fertilisation takes placeand the zygote forms a developed seed which becomes a enclosed fruit.

Wind pollinated flower and insect pollinated flower

( Fertilisation

  • The nucleus of the pollen grain must fuse with the nucleus of


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