Type
Crossword
Description

Pollen receptive part of the top of the pistil Stigma
Pollen received from a flower on the same plant and fertilizing Selfing
Slender column of tissue that arises from the top of the ovary Style
Single structure unit of a compound eye Ommatidium
Male flowers on one plant, female flowers on separate plant Dioecious
Main outer wall of pollen grain made up of sporopollenin Exine
Visitors nibble through corolla base and pollen from anthers Robbery
Production of nectar is overnight or predawn Unimodal
Order that the wasps are in Hymenoptera
Enlarged basal portion of a pistil. It becomes the fruit Ovary
Order that includes butterflies and moths Lepidoptera
Stalk of the stamen bearing the anther Filament
Plant used for making tequila and is pollinated by bats Agave
The actual eating of flowers Florivory
Group of Hummers that has curved beaks and are drab in color Hermit
A flower with dorsal antlers that deposit pollen on visitors Nototrobic
Order that beetles are found in Coleoptera
Storage tank in the abdomen of a bee Crop
When an amount of ions can affect flower color Chelation
The structure that becomes a seed after fertilization Ovules
Competition occurs between two different species Interspecific
Female flower parts that contains one or more carpels Pistil
Pollination by nonflying mammals Eutherophily
The term for the generalist fly flower syndrome Myophily
Getting body heat from sun seen in many insects Ectothermic
Pollen bearing portion of the stamen Anther
Bee tongue Proboscis
Flowers visited and pollinated by bats Chiropterophily
Pollinator gathers pollen from multiple species of plants Polylectic
Looking like a mate Crypsis
Bee that is small and hairless and behaves like solitary bees Carpenter

Plant Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

de up of many cells; makes its own food through photosynthesis; all plants are living things, but they cannot move like animals; examples of plants include trees, grasses, flowering plants, and mosses. Plants
a young plant sprouts from a seed; first sprout will turn into a seedling and then a small plant; to germinate, a seed needs the right conditions, including water, nutrients, and temperature. Germination
a plant structure that contains a young plant, food supply, and protective coating; Seeds are used by plants to create new plants; a seed can only produce the kind of plant it came from. Seed
a plant that uses flowers to reproduce; plants having seeds in a closed ovary; a plant that can produce fruit or flowers. Angiosperm
the transfer of pollen from the stamen (male) to the stigma (female); pollen can be transported from one flower by other living organisms or the wind to another flower; this is how they reproduce. Pollination
a biological process by which plants create offspring by combining their genetic material – sperm and egg, called gametes. Sexual Reproduction
In flowering plants (angiosperms) it begins with pollination, the transfer of pollen from anther to stigma on the same flower or to the stigma of another flower. Once the pollen grain lodges on the stigma, a pollen tube grows from the pollen grain to an ovule. Flower
one of the often brightly colored leaves of a flower Petal
a part of a plant, shaped like a leaf, that lies at the base of a flower; sepals hold and protect developing flower buds. Sepal
a yellow powder produced by the stamen of a flower; pollen fertilizes the pistil of another flower; without pollen, plants could not reproduce. Pollen
male reproductive organ of a flower that produces pollen; the stamen is made up of two parts, the anther and the filament Stamen
the part of a flower's stamen that contains the pollen; you can see these sticking out of the flower – they are the tips of the filaments. Anther
the part of a flower’s stamen; the slender stalk, the filament supports the anther Filament
the female reproductive organ of a flower that can be fertilized by pollen. Pistil
the part of a flower’s pistil that receives pollen and the pollen grain germinates; the stigma is the sticky Stigma
the part of the flower’s pistil that is a long, slender stalk that connects the stigma and the ovary. Style
in the flowering plants, an ovary is a part of the female reproductive organ of the flower; it is the part of the pistil which holds the ovule(s) and is located above or below or at the point of connection with the base of the petals and sepals. Ovary
a small body that contains the female reproductive cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization Ovules
seed plants (such as conifers – pine trees or cycads) that produce “naked” seeds not enclosed in an ovary; non-flowering plants; can not produce fruits, they produce cones reproduce by pollination and sexual reproduction. Gymnosperm
plants without flowers that use spores instead of seeds to reproduce: has a root system, a stem, and large divided leaves, called fronds; ferns grow in m Fern
a reproductive cell that can grow into a new organism without fertilization; spores develop on the underside of the fern’s fronds and look like little dots; the spores are carried away from the leaves by wind and water. If the spore lands in moist, shaded soil, it can grow into a new plant. Spore
reproduction not requiring fertilization; its nucleus splits and the parent cell divides into two equal parts. Types of asexual reproduction include cell division, budding, fission, or spore formation, not involving the union of gametes Asexual reproduction
the process in which plants use the energy in sunlight to make food; green plants use their leaves to capture the sun’s light and carbon dioxide from the air. They combined this with water taken in by the plant’s roots. The result is sugar. This sugar gives the plant the energy it needs to grow. During photosynthesis plants release oxygen into the air for us to breathe. Photosynthesis

Plant Structure Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the main organs of photosynthesis and transpiration leaves
a long and thin supportive or main section of something stem
the hollow base of the carpel of a flower, containing one or more ovules ovary
the part of a stamen that contains the pollen anther
(in a flower) the part of a pistil that receives the pollen during pollination stigma
the male fertilizing organ of a flower, typically consisting of a pollen-containing anther and a filament stamen
the part of a plant that attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers roots
each of the parts of the calyx of a flower, enclosing the petals and typically green and leaf-like sepal
each of the segments of the corolla of a flower, which are modified leaves and are typically colored petal
a slender threadlike object or fiber filament
a flowering plant's unit of reproduction, capable of developing into another such plant seeds
the ovule-bearing or seed-bearing female organ of a flower, consisting when complete of ovary, style, and stigma. pistil

Genetics Crossword Puzzle Answer Key

Type
Crossword
Description

the study of heredity genetics
the passing of traits from parents to offspring Heredity
The transfer of pollen(with sperm cells) from the anther to the stigma(holds egg cells) by wind or animals Pollination
The joining of the egg and sperm cells to create new life fertilization
only one plant or needed because the plant pollinates itself selfpollination
the transfer of pollen from the anther of one plant to the stigma of another crosspollination
male reproductive system stamen
holds the pollen anther
holds up the anther filament
female reproductive system pistil
sticky to catch pollen stigma
stalk to hold up stigma style
base of flower that holds egg cells ovary
egg cells (become seeds) ovules
a characteristic of living things traits
trait that shows up more often dominant
trait that seems to hide or disappear recessive
instructions in your body that control your traits genes
various forms of one gene alleles
having two of the same alleles homozygous
having two different alleles heterozygous
A tool used to predict the possible combinations of alleles in the offspring Punnettsquare
inherited alleles that are your genetic make-up genotype
physical trait resulting from genotype phenotype
the chance something will occur probability
how many of one to how many of another ratio
the chance of an event occurring out of 100 percent

Chapter 2 Plant Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

made up of many cells; makes its own food through photosynthesis Plant
the process in which a young plant sprouts from a seed Germination
a plant structure that contains a young plant, food supply, and protective coating Seed
a plant that uses flowers to reproduce; plants having seeds in a closed ovary; a plant that can produce fruit or flowers. Angiosperm
the transfer of pollen from the stamen (male) to the stigma (female) Pollination
a biological process by which plants create offspring by combining their genetic material – sperm and egg, called gametes. Sexual Reproduction
In flowering plants (angiosperms) it begins with pollination, the transfer of pollen from anther to stigma on the same flower or to the stigma of another flower Flower
one of the often brightly colored leaves of a flower Petal
a part of a plant, shaped like a leaf, that lies at the base of a flower Sepal
a yellow powder produced by the stamen of a flower Pollen
a yellow powder produced by the stamen of a flower Stamen
the part of a flower's stamen that contains the pollen Anther
the part of a flower’s stamen; the slender stalk, the filament supports the anther Filament
the female reproductive organ of a flower that can be fertilized by pollen. Pistil
the part of a flower’s pistil that receives pollen and the pollen grain germinates Stigma
the part of the flower’s pistil that is a long, slender stalk that connects the stigma and the ovary. Style
in the flowering plants, an ovary is a part of the female reproductive organ of the flower Ovary
a small body that contains the female reproductive cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization. Ovules
seed plants (such as conifers – pine trees or cycads) that produce “naked” seeds not enclosed in an ovary Gymnosperm
plants without flowers that use spores instead of seeds to reproduce: has a root system, a stem, and large divided leaves, called fronds; ferns grow in moist, shady environments. Fern
a reproductive cell that can grow into a new organism without fertilization Spore
reproduction not requiring fertilization Asexual Reproduction
the process in which plants use the energy in sunlight to make food Photosynthesis
a green pigment that traps energy from the sun used to photosynthesize Chlorophyll
an organelle in a plant cell that turns energy from the sun into chemical energy for the plant to use; contains chlorophyll Chloroplast

Angiosperm & Gymnosperm Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Sticker top of pistil for pollen to be deposited Stigma
Stalk connecting stigma to the ovary Style
Contains ovule, where eggs are found ovary
Will become seeds if fertilized Ovule
Top of stamen, releases pollen Anther
Stalk attaching anther to stem Filament
Outermost portion of the flower Sepals
Colored portion of the flower Petals
Contains sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils Complete Flower
Lacks one or more organs Incomplete Flowers

Plant Structure and Function Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Protects the flower bud before it opens. Sepal
The male part of a flower that makes pollen Anther
A long tube growing from a pollen grain through the style to the ovule Pollen Tube
The male gametes of a flower. Pollen
Fertilised ovum before it starts to divide into more cells. Zygote
Receptacle within an ovary that contains egg cells. Ovule
Transfer of pollen from the stamen (the male part) of a flower to the stigma (the female part) of a flower. Pollination
The female part of a flower, at the top of the carpel, that catches the pollen during pollination. Stigma
The hollow, lower end of the carpel containing the ovules. Ovary
The coloured part of a flower that attract insects. Petal
The reproductive part of angiosperms (plants). Flowers

Plant Anatomy Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Elongated structure that protects the plant Stem
Male reproductive part of the plant Stamen
Female reproductive part of the plant Pistil
Modified leaf that protects the bud Petal
Broad, flat, thin leaflike parts of a flower Sepal
A thin stalk of the stamen Filament
The part of the Stamen that holds the pollen Anther
Sperm seed produced by the plant Pollen
Tip of the pistil Stigma
The narrow elongated part of the pistil between the ovary and the stigma Style
Mature ovary from the female plant Fruit
A small body that contains the female germ cell of a plant Ovule
The part of a plant that attaches it to the ground or to a support Root
A flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and bladelike Leaf
The seed-bearing part of a plant Flower

Unit A, Ch. 1: Plant Structure and Function Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Makes more of the same kind. reproduce
When scientists put plants into two groups. classify
This only has one seed leaf monocotseed
A pine tree is a ________ because it makes seeds inside a cone. conifer
A bean seed is a ______ because it has two seed leaves. dicotseed
A _____ is a tiny cell that can grow into a new plant. spore
The leaflike part that protects a flower bud. sepal
The part of a flower that makes pollen. stamen
Seeds are made when sperm in tiny grains of ____ combine with a flower's egg. pollen
The part of a flower that makes eggs. pistil
The movement of pollen from a stamen to a pistil. pollination
This is the part of the pistil that grows when seeds form. ovary
The inner part of the ovary that contains eggs. ovule
When sperm and an egg are combined to make seeds. fertilization
The part of a seed that can grow into a new plant. embryo
A seed that is resting for days, weeks, or years. dormant

Sexual reproduction in flowering plants (39) Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

reproduction that involves only one parent - produces identical offspring. Asexual
reproduction that involves the union of two sex cells (gametes) > produces non-identical offspring Sexual
Haploid (contain half the number of chromosomes) cells capable of fusion. Gametes
Consists of the male [reproductive] parts of the flower. Stamen
Consists of the female [reproductive] parts of the flower. Carpel
the stalk part of the stamen. Filament
the part of the stamen that produces pollen. Anther
Where the pollen lands Stigma
The neck part of the carpel through which the pollen tube grows. Style
Becomes the fruit after fertilisation Ovary
Becomes the seed after fertilisation Ovule
Form of nuclear division resulting in four haploid daughter cells. Meiosis
Form of nuclear cell division resulting in two diploid daughter cells identical to parent. Mitosis
cell that has one set of chromosomes (1/2 the total #) Haploid
cell that has 2 sets of chromosomes (full amount) Diploid
The transfer of pollen from the anther to a stigma of a flower from the same species. Pollination
the transfer of pollen from the anther to a stigma on the same plant. Self-pollination
the transfer of pollen from an anther to the stigma on a different plant (of the same species) Cross-pollination
The union of the male and female gametes to form a diploid zygote. Fertilisation
The part of the plant embryo that develops into a root radicle
The part of the plant embryo that develops into the shoot Plumule
A seed leaf Cotyledon
seed that has no endosperm when fully formed non-endospermic
seed that contains some endosperm when fully formed Endospermic seed
transform from integuments to form the seed coat testa
Fertilised egg [that eventually becomes the embryo] Zygote
The scattering/transfer of seeds or fruit away from the parent plant Dispersal
Resting period when seeds have low metabolic rate and no growth occurs [even though conditions for growth may be present] Dormancy
Start of (re)growth of the embryo in a seed [after dormancy period _ if conditions are suitable] Germination

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