By the end of this chapter, students should be able to:
-define asexual reproduction as the process resulting in the production of genetically identical offspring from one parent.
-define sexual reproduction as the process involving the fusion of nuclei to form a zygote and the production of genetically dissimilar offspring.
-state the functions of the sepals, petals, anthers and carpels.
-identify and draw, using a hand lens if necessary, the sepals, petals, stamens and carpels of one, locally available, named, insect-pollinated, dicotyledonous flower, and examine the pollen grains under a microscope.
-use a hand lens to identify and describe the stamens and stigmas of one, locally available, named, wind-pollinated flower, and examine the pollen grains under a microscope.
-describe the growth of the pollen tube and its entry into the ovule followed by fertilisation.