Plant Reproduction

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What is the dance of the chromosomes? Which flower smells of rotting meat? What is the Millennium Seed Bank? How do plants develop? What is cross-pollination? How do insects help new generations of plants? 'Plant Reproduction' provides the answers you want.

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Overview

What is the dance of the chromosomes? Which flower smells of rotting meat? What is the Millennium Seed Bank? How do plants develop? What is cross-pollination? How do insects help new generations of plants? 'Plant Reproduction' provides the answers you want.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432915018
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Heinemann-Raintree Life of Plants Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Spilsbury is a very experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. Her writing covers a wide range of topics from animals and science to history and social studies.

Richard Spilsbury is an experienced author of nonfiction books for young people. He has written about a wide range of topics including science, nature, and history.

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Table of Contents

What Is Reproduction? 4

Sexual Reproduction in Plants 6

What Flowers Do 8

What Is Pollination? 10

Pollination in Action 12

Attracting Insect Pollinators 14

Pollen Dispersal by Wind 16

When Does Pollination Happen? 18

Fertilization 20

Conifers 22

Seeds 24

Seeds and Fruits 26

Seed Dispersal: Wind and Water 28

Seed Dispersal: Fruits and Nuts 30

Other Ways of Dispersing Seeds 32

Reproducing with Spores 34

Asexual Reproduction in Plants 36

Reproducing from Underground 38

Try It Yourself! 40

Looking at Plant Reproduction 42

Glossary 44

Further Information 47

Index 48

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