Plant

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Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.wikipedia
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Parasitic plant

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Some plants are parasitic or mycotrophic and have lost the ability to produce normal amounts of chlorophyll or to photosynthesize.
A parasitic plant is a plant that derives some or all of its nutritional requirement from another living plant.

Kingdom (biology)

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Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.
Traditionally, some textbooks from the United States and Canada used a system of six kingdoms (Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista, Archaea/Archaebacteria, and Bacteria/Eubacteria) while textbooks in countries like Great Britain, India, Greece, Brazil and other countries used five kingdoms (Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista and Monera).

Photosynthesis

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Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae. Green plants obtain most of their energy from sunlight via photosynthesis by primary chloroplasts that are derived from endosymbiosis with cyanobacteria. All of these plants have eukaryotic cells with cell walls composed of cellulose, and most obtain their energy through photosynthesis, using light, water and carbon dioxide to synthesize food.
Most plants, most algae, and cyanobacteria perform photosynthesis; such organisms are called photoautotrophs.

Alternation of generations

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Plants are characterized by sexual reproduction and alternation of generations, although asexual reproduction is also common.
Alternation of generations (also known as metagenesis) is the type of life cycle that occurs in those plants and algae in the Archaeplastida and the Heterokontophyta that have distinct haploid sexual and diploid asexual stages.

Botany

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The scientific study of plants is known as botany, a branch of biology.
Botany, also called plant science(s), plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology.

Chlorophyll

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Their chloroplasts contain chlorophylls a and b, which gives them their green color. With a few exceptions, the green plants have the following features in common; primary chloroplasts derived from cyanobacteria containing chlorophylls a and b, cell walls containing cellulose, and food stores in the form of starch contained within the plastids.
Chlorophyll (also chlorophyl) is any of several related green pigments found in the mesosomes of cyanobacteria, as well as in the chloroplasts of algae and plants.

Bacteria

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However, all current definitions of Plantae exclude the fungi and some algae, as well as the prokaryotes (the archaea and bacteria).
Once regarded as plants constituting the class Schizomycetes, bacteria are now classified as prokaryotes.

Asexual reproduction

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Plants are characterized by sexual reproduction and alternation of generations, although asexual reproduction is also common.
Many plants and fungi sometimes reproduce asexually.

Chloroplast

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Green plants obtain most of their energy from sunlight via photosynthesis by primary chloroplasts that are derived from endosymbiosis with cyanobacteria. With a few exceptions, the green plants have the following features in common; primary chloroplasts derived from cyanobacteria containing chlorophylls a and b, cell walls containing cellulose, and food stores in the form of starch contained within the plastids.
Chloroplasts are only found in plants, algae, and the amoeboid Paulinella chromatophora.

Fungus

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Historically, plants were treated as one of two kingdoms including all living things that were not animals, and all algae and fungi were treated as plants.
These organisms are classified as a kingdom, fungi, which is separate from the other eukaryotic life kingdoms of plants and animals.

Embryophyte

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The plants that are likely most familiar to us are the multicellular land plants, called embryophytes.
The Embryophyta, or land plants, are the most familiar group of green plants that form vegetation on earth.

Moss

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By one definition, plants form the clade Viridiplantae (Latin name for "green plants"), a group that includes the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns and their allies, hornworts, liverworts, mosses and the green algae, but excludes the red and brown algae.
Mosses are small flowerless plants that typically form dense green clumps or mats, often in damp or shady locations.

Green algae

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By one definition, plants form the clade Viridiplantae (Latin name for "green plants"), a group that includes the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns and their allies, hornworts, liverworts, mosses and the green algae, but excludes the red and brown algae. The seaweeds range from large multicellular algae to single-celled organisms and are classified into three groups, the green algae, red algae and brown algae.
The clade that includes both green algae and embryophytes is monophyletic and is referred to as the clade Viridiplantae and as the kingdom Plantae.

Glossary of botanical terms

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This glossary of botanical terms is a list of definitions of terms and concepts relevant to botany and plants in general.

Mycotroph

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Some plants are parasitic or mycotrophic and have lost the ability to produce normal amounts of chlorophyll or to photosynthesize.
A mycotroph is a plant that gets all or part of its carbon, water, or nutrient supply through symbiotic association with fungi.

Archaeplastida

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They appear to have had a common origin with Viridiplantae and the three groups form the clade Archaeplastida, whose name implies that their chloroplasts were derived from a single ancient endosymbiotic event.
The Archaeplastida (or kingdom Plantae sensu lato) are a major group of autotrophic eukaryotes, comprising the red algae (Rhodophyta), the green algae, and the land plants, together with a small group of freshwater unicellular algae called glaucophytes.

Sexual reproduction

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Plants are characterized by sexual reproduction and alternation of generations, although asexual reproduction is also common.
Cell division mitosis then initiates the development of a new individual organism in multicellular organisms, including animals and plants, for the vast majority of whom this is the primary method of reproduction.

Viridiplantae

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By one definition, plants form the clade Viridiplantae (Latin name for "green plants"), a group that includes the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns and their allies, hornworts, liverworts, mosses and the green algae, but excludes the red and brown algae.
In some classification systems, the group has been treated as a kingdom, under various names, e.g. Viridiplantae, Chlorobionta, or simply Plantae, the latter expanding the traditional plant kingdom to include the green algae.

Cell wall

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All of these plants have eukaryotic cells with cell walls composed of cellulose, and most obtain their energy through photosynthesis, using light, water and carbon dioxide to synthesize food.
Cell walls are present in most prokaryotes (except mollicute bacteria), in algae, fungi and eukaryotes including plants but are absent in animals.

Starch

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With a few exceptions, the green plants have the following features in common; primary chloroplasts derived from cyanobacteria containing chlorophylls a and b, cell walls containing cellulose, and food stores in the form of starch contained within the plastids.
Starch or amylum is a polymeric carbohydrate produced by most green plants as energy storage.

Plastid

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The plastid (Greek: πλαστός; plastós: formed, molded – plural plastids) is a membrane-bound organelle found in the cells of plants, algae, and some other eukaryotic organisms.

Vegetable

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Plants that produce grain, fruit and vegetables also form basic human foods and have been domesticated for millennia.
Falling outside these definitions are edible fungi (such as edible mushrooms) and edible seaweed which, although not parts of plants, are often treated as vegetables.

Fern ally

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By one definition, plants form the clade Viridiplantae (Latin name for "green plants"), a group that includes the flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms, ferns and their allies, hornworts, liverworts, mosses and the green algae, but excludes the red and brown algae.

Seaweed

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The seaweeds range from large multicellular algae to single-celled organisms and are classified into three groups, the green algae, red algae and brown algae.
Seaweed's appearance resembles non-arboreal terrestrial plants.

Robert Whittaker

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In 1969, Robert Whittaker proposed the creation of the kingdom Fungi.
Robert Harding Whittaker (December 27, 1920 – October 20, 1980) was a distinguished American plant ecologist, active in the 1950s to the 1970s.