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Transfer of pollen grains to the female part of a seed plant by agents such as gravity, water, wind, and animals.
Two nuclei in the center of the egg sac of a flowering plant that become the triploid (3n) endosperm when joined with a sperm during double fertilization.
Anthophyte fertilization in which one sperm fertilizes the egg and the other sperm joins with the central cell; results in the formation of a diploid (2n) zygote and a triploid (3n) endosperm.
Food storage tissue in an anthophyte seed that supports development of the growing embryo.
Period of inactivity in a mature seed prior to germination.
Beginning of the development of a plant embryo into a new plant.
Embryonic root of an anthophyte embryo; the first part of the young sporophyte to emerge during germination.