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Physiology

The study of life processes in an organism.

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Nastic Movement

A plant's response to a stimulus such that the direction of the response is preprogrammed and. not dependent. on the direction of the stimulus.

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Pore Spaces

Spaces in the soil that determine how much water and air the soil can hold.

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Loam

A mixture of gravel, sand, silt, clay, and organic.

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Cohesion

The phenomenon that occurs when individual molecules are so strongly attracted to each other that they tend to stay together, even when exposed to tension.

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Translocation

The process by which organic srganic substances move through the phloem of a plant.

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Hormones

Chemicals that circulate throughout multicellular organisms, regulating cellular processes by interacting with specifically targeted cells.

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Phototrophism

A growth response to light.

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Gravitrophism

A growth response to gravity.

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Thigmotrophism

A growth response to touch.

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Perfect Flowers

Flowers with both stamens and carpels.

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Imperfect Flowers

Flowers with either stamens or carpels, but not both.

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Pollination

The transfer of pollen grains from the anther to the carpel in flowering plants.

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Double Fertilization

A fertilization process that requires two sperm to fuse with two other cells.

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Seed

An ovule with a protective coating, encasing a mature plant embryo and a nutrient source.

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Fruit

A mature ovary that contains a seed or seeds.