The conspicuous part of a fern plant is called the sporophyte. A sporophyte is a mature fern that produces spores. More » Science Biology Botany

A plant life cycle diagram shows a sporophyte plant create a spore that grows into a gametophyte plant that releases gametes, which then combines with another gamete to form the embryo of another sporophyte plant. The ex... More » Science Biology Botany

Onion cells lack chloroplasts because the onion is part of the plant that is not involved in photosynthesis. The part of the plant eaten by humans is called the bulb, and it resides at the base of the plant. The bulb’s p... More » Science Biology Botany
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