Pollination and fertilization
It is briefly on the features and functions of a plant. Most it is on the processes of pollination and fertilization.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pollination and fertilization
Done By: Ronald
• Define the following terms: pollination,
fertilization, double fertilization.
• Types of pollination.
• Agents of pollination.
• Function and parts of a flowering plant.
• Explain the sequence of events from pollination
to fertilization using annotated diagrams.
• Explain the significance of double fertilization in
the embryo sac.
• Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the
anthers of a flower to the stigma of the same
flower or of another flower. Plants can be
pollinated whether by itself (self-pollination)
and or with another plant (cross-pollination).
DIAGRAMS SHOWING THE STRUCTURE
OF FLOWERING PLANT
FUNCTIONS OF A FLOWERING PLANT
Difference between self-pollination
• Self-pollination is the transfer of pollen grains
from the anther of a flower to the stigma of
either the same or genetically similar flower
while cross-pollination is the transfer of pollen
from the anther of a flower on one plant to a
stigma of a flower on another plant of the
Agent of pollination
• Pollen grains from another anther is
transferred onto the stigma of the recipient
flower by any of these pollinated agents:
wind, animal, insect, mechanical explosive and
Process of pollination in terms of
• Pollinators gather nectar for food. As
pollinators move from one flower to another to
gather more nectar, the pollen grains on the
pollinator’s body gets transferred to the stigma
of the recipient flower. For example: Bees.
DIAGRAM SHOWING CROSS-
• Fertilization is the process of fusion of the
female gamete, the ovule and the male
gamete produced in the pollen tube by the
• Pollen tubes from the pollen grains will start to
grow into the style. This will create a pathway
for the pollen grain to travel down to the ovary.
•Once the pollen grain reaches the ovary, the
male sex cell inside the pollen grain fuses with
the female sex cell inside the ovule.
DIAGRAMS SHOWING FERTILIZATION
OF A FLOWERING PLANT
Outlined steps and diagram of
plant from pollination to
• Pollen grains land on the
• A pollen tube grows down
the style, followed by
male sperm nuclei.
• The sperm nuclei fuse
with the female ovules.
• The ovules develop into
seed, and the ovary
develops into fruit.
Double fertilization is
complex mechanism of
fertilization in flowering
Double fertilization is
joining of a female
two male gametes.
DIAGRAM SHOWING A FLOWERING
PLANT FROM POLLINATION TO
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DOUBLE
FERTILIZATION IN THE EMBRYO
• The triploid endosperm nucleus divides by
mitosis to give a tissue that surrounds the
developing embryo. In some cases, the
endosperm is used up before the embryo is