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Basics of Plant Biology

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Basics of Plant Biology game quiz
"They say plants are not that complex to understand, but do you know the basic facts of these organisms? Well let's test your PLANTastic brain! Good luck!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What sub-discipline of botany studies such processes as photosynthesis, respiration, tropisms, and mineral nutrition?
    Plant morphology
    Plant physiology
    Phytochemistry
    Plant molecular biology


2. Where do the lateral roots originate?
    Cortex
    Xylem of the roots
    Endodermis
    Pericycle


3. In pollination, a flower undergoes a double fertilization. What is the product of a sperm and two haploid polar nuclei?
    diploid zygote
    triploid endosperm
    diploid endosperm
    triploid zygote


4. What do you call the colorless plastids in plant cells that form and store starch, oils, and proteins?
    Chloroplasts
    Neutroplasts
    Chromoplasts
    Leucoplasts


5. What do you call the complex tissue that forms the outer bark in woody plants?
    Periderm
    Collenchyma tissue
    Epiderm
    Phloem


6. These are sites of loosely arranged cells that allow for gas exchange. What are they?
    Nodes
    Lenticles
    Buds
    Leaf scars


7. Which of the following factors does not affect the opening and closing of stomata?
    light or darkness
    direction of wind
    carbon dioxide concentration
    circadian rhythm within the plant


8. Complete the equation given: ribulose phosphate (RP) + ____________ = ribulose bisphosphate (RuBP)
    phosphate
    rubisco
    enzyme
    bismuth


9. What hormone in plant that functions as stem simulator delays senescence of leaves & citrus fruits, and can end seed dormancy in plants that require light for induction?
    Ethylene
    Cytokinin
    Gibberelin
    Auxin


10. Which of these plant nutrients is not considered a macronutrient?
    Phosphorus
    Hydrogen
    Potassium
    Iron


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Compiled Nov 06 12