Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 38 - 38.1 - Concept Check - Page 829: 2


Long styles make pollen compete against one another, ensuring that only the best pollen with the most effective alleles for many genes manage to fertilize eggs and produce new plants.

Work Step by Step

The long style is like the water through which a frog’s sperm will have to swim to an egg— it allows nature to select only the fittest male gametes to contribute to the next generation.
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