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Plant Science Academic Language

Wes Davis

These are 40 terms that apply to plant science, gardening and nutrition.

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2.A close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each member.
7.A set of farming methods that preserve an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources. (2 Words)
11.A type of crop that is not commercially grown in large quantities, it is naturally pollinated. Often these types of crops have been handed down for many generations.
12.A diagram that is used to predict an outcome of a particular cross or breeding experiment. (2 Words)
13.Organelles found in plant cells and other eukaryotic organisms that conduct photosynthesis.
14.to cause to sprout or develop; to begin to grow
16.Any substance, such as manure or a mixture of nitrates, added to soil or water to increase its productivity.
17.An organism that cannot make its own food,such as a human.
18.Plants comprising the true mosses, liverworts and hornworts.
21.One of two groups of flowering plants. These have only one cotyledon.
23.The close planting of plants that enhance each others growth or protect each other from pests. (2 Words)
26.This gas comprises 21 percent of the atmosphere, is essential for plant and animal respiration, and is required for nearly all combustion.
29.A plant process that is similar to sweating, which enables plants to cool off and move nutrients from the roots to the shoots. Also defined as the loss of water vapor from plant via the stomata.
30.The first leaves of a seedling.
31.It is a sugar that is found in fruits and other foods. This sugar accumulates in the blood and is used for energy. The chemical formula is C6 H12 O6
32.A type of plant that produces dry fruit in pods. Examples are beans and peas.
33.The passing of traits from parents to offspring
1.Bacteria, found in the roots of legumes, that combine nitrogen with oxygen or hydrogen to create compounds that are usable by plants. (3 Words)
3.Energy in a substance that can be released by a chemical reaction, such as when a fuel is burned or during the digestion of food metabolized in a biological organism. (2 Words)
4.A fern. They reproduce by spores (not seeds), they don’t have flowers, they DO have roots, stems and complex leaves.
5.A flowering plant that produces seeds and fruits.
6.This gas comprises 78% percent of the air in earth’s atomosphere. It is an essential component of protein and is used by plants for green color and growth.
8.A simple autotrophic, photosynthetic organism, some are unicellular and some are multicellular, the largest examples are seaweeds (such as kelp).
9.A mixture of various decaying organic substances, such as dead leaves or manure, used for fertilizing soil
10.Chemical element with the symbol K, an important micronutrient required by the human body, helps plants resist draught, grow greener and enhances the size of crops
15.The process by which green plants use sunlight to synthesize food from carbon dioxide and water, releasing oxygen
19.The water pressure inside the plant that gives the plant its rigidity and overall shape.
20.A young plant raised from a seed.
21.Nutrients, such as calcium, that are required by humans and other living organisms in small quantities, but which the organism itself can not produce
22.The man who discovered genetics. (2 Words)
24.An organism that is able to make its own food from simple inorganic substances such as carbon dioxide.
25.a plant that has 2 cotyledons
27.To cause an organism to multiply by any process of natural reproduction from the parent stock
28.One of two alternate forms of a gene, that are responsible for different traits, such as eye color.

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