Parts of a Flower

The Main Function of  Receptacle in Flower | What is Receptacles

The Function of  Receptacle in Flower What is Receptacle? A receptacle is the central part of a flower. It holds the nectar and pollen, which are used to pollinate other flowers. A typical example is that of apple blossom or rose blossom. The word “receptacle” stems from the Latin meaning “to receive.” The main function…

Plants

Difference Between Chloroplast and Chromoplast

Difference Between Chloroplast and Chromoplast Chromoplast What is Chromoplasts and its function? The chromoplast is a plastid located in the cytoplasm of a plant cell. It is responsible for producing and storing pigment molecules that are used in photosynthesis, such as chlorophylls and carotenoids. This blog post will go over how these pigments are produced…

Plants

What is Apomixis and What is its Importance

What is Apomixis, and What is its Importance? What is Apomixis? Apomixis (asexual seed formation) occurs when a plant develops the ability to avoid the most basic aspects of sexual reproduction: meiosis and fertilization. The resulting seed germinates a plant that grows as a maternal clone without the need for male fertilization. Apomixis is a…

Difference Between Epicotyl and Hypocotyl
Plants

Difference Between Epicotyl and Hypocotyl

Difference Between Epicotyl and Hypocotyl Epicotyl An epicotyl is the first part of a seedling, from which emerge the cotyledons and plumule. This organ is responsible for converting the nutrients and water absorbed by the seed into energy, which will be used to support the growth of the seedling. Epicotyl Functions An epicotyl functions primarily…

Functions & Adventitious Roots Example in Plants & Trees
Plants

Functions & Adventitious Roots Example in Plants & Trees

Adventitious Roots What are Adventitious Roots? Adventitious roots are roots that sprout from a stem or the trunk of a tree. Adventitious roots are often formed when a plant has been injured. The injury is caused by the plant being exposed to freezing temperatures, excessive winds, or insects. Adventitious roots can also form when a…