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VocabCh05

  • Angiosperm - a flowering plant that produces seeds within a fruit
  • Assemblage - group of plant species in an area dominated by one species that share the same habitat requirements
  • Forensic botany - the application of plant science to crime-scene analysis or the resolution of criminal cases
  • Forensic palynology - the use of pollen and spore evidence to help solve criminal cases
  • Gymnosperm - a plant with 'naked' seeds that are not enclosed in a protective organ (fruit); most are evergreens
  • Palynology - the study of pollen and spores
  • Pistil - the female reproductive part of a lower where eggs are produced
  • Pollen fingerprint (pollen profile) - the number and type of pollen grains found in a geographic area at a particular time of the year
  • Pollen grain - a reproductive structure that contains the male gametes of seed plants
  • Pollination - the transfer of pollen from the male part of the plant to the female part of the plant
  • Postmortem interval (PMI) - time elapsed between a person's death and discovery of the body
  • Spore - an asexual reproductive structure that can develop into an adult found in certain protists (algae) and plants and fungi
  • Stamen - the male reproductive part of a flower consisting of the anther and filament where pollen is produced