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8.6: Life Cycle

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    Watch Video \(\PageIndex{1}\) to help untangle this complex life cycle.

    Video \(\PageIndex{1}\): A digital, narrated rendition of the angiosperm life cycle.

    angiosperm life cycle diagram
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): A diagram of the angiosperm life cycle. The formation of the ovule takes place on the left hand side, moving from top to bottom. The formation of the pollen grain takes place on the right hand side, again moving from top to bottom. At the center bottom of the image, pollination and double fertilization occurs, where the sperm cells fuse with the egg (forming a zygote) and polar nuclei (forming the triploid endosperm). The seed develops through the center of the image, transitioning into a mature sporophyte (the flowering plant). Diagram by LadyofHats, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

    This page titled 8.6: Life Cycle is shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Maria Morrow (ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative) .

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