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2. What is pollination?

  • The production of CO2 in a plant
  • The transfer of pollen from stigma to anther
  • The transfer of pollen from anther to stigma
  • The production of an egg cell

3. What is the function of the generative nucleus?

  • Forms the endosperm
  • Controls growth of the pollen tube
  • Divides by mitosis to form sperm nuclei
  • Divides by meiosis to form egg cells

4. Which one of these does the embryo not consist of?

  • Ovule
  • Cotyledons
  • Plumule
  • Radicle

5. What becomes the testa?

  • Ovary
  • Outer integument
  • Fertilised ovule
  • Embryo sac




There are some errors in here, the Tube nucleus in the pollen grain controls the growth of the pollen tube before disintegration.

It is the generative nucleus which consists of the two male nuclei. One of these fuses with the polar nucleus to form the triploid endosperm tissues which will become the endosperm and the other fuses with the oosphere to divide by mitosis to become the embryo.

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