What does the ovule of a flower contain?


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The ovule is the part of a flower in which the female sex cell, the egg, is contained. If the ovule is fertilized, an embryo develops, eventually growing into a seed.

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A flowering plant or flower is known as an angiosperm. Flowers contain multiple ovules that are enclosed within the ovary. Ovaries are a part of the carpel, which is connected to a stalk or funiculus.

Over time, the ovule matures, resulting in the growth of food storage for future seeds, stored within seed coats. The micropyle is a small opening in which pollen can enter the ovule to allow for fertilization to occur.

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