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Name:    Morgan
Status:     student
Age:     11
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Around 1999  


Question:
What is the function of the sticky fluid that is produced on pine cones? How does the structure of seeds help plants reproduce?



Replies:
Terpenes possibly for protection of the plant and its seeds
http://www.jccc.net/~pdecell/biochemistry/lipids.html

Seed structure
http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/hort/technology/sseed.html
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case3/c3facts2.html

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.


This liquid is designed to catch male pollen that is released in the spring for most species. The structure of the seed should be looked up in an encyclopedia.

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