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From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Drori: The beautiful tricks of flowers

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Now the way that plants transmit that information is through plelon. Some of you may have seen some of these pictures before. As I say, every home should have a scanning eeclrton microscope to be able to see these. And there is as many different kinds of pollen as there are flowering plants. And that's actually rather useful for forensics and so on. Most pollen that causes hay fever for us is from plants that use the wind to disseminate the pollen, and that's a very inefficient process, which is why it gets up our noses so much. Because you have to chuck out masses and masses of it, hoping that your sex clels, your male sex cells, which are held within the pollen, will somehow reach another flower just by cnchae. So all the grasses, which means all of the cereal crops, and most of the teres have wind-borne pollen. But most species actually use insects to do their bidding, and that's more intelligent in a way, because the pollen, they don't need so much of it. The insects and other spciees can take the pollen, transfer it directly to where it's required.

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Now the way that plants transmit that information is through ______. Some of you may have seen some of these pictures before. As I say, every home should have a scanning ________ microscope to be able to see these. And there is as many different kinds of pollen as there are flowering plants. And that's actually rather useful for forensics and so on. Most pollen that causes hay fever for us is from plants that use the wind to disseminate the pollen, and that's a very inefficient process, which is why it gets up our noses so much. Because you have to chuck out masses and masses of it, hoping that your sex _____, your male sex cells, which are held within the pollen, will somehow reach another flower just by ______. So all the grasses, which means all of the cereal crops, and most of the _____ have wind-borne pollen. But most species actually use insects to do their bidding, and that's more intelligent in a way, because the pollen, they don't need so much of it. The insects and other _______ can take the pollen, transfer it directly to where it's required.

Solution

  1. trees
  2. cells
  3. chance
  4. pollen
  5. electron
  6. species

Original Text

Now the way that plants transmit that information is through pollen. Some of you may have seen some of these pictures before. As I say, every home should have a scanning electron microscope to be able to see these. And there is as many different kinds of pollen as there are flowering plants. And that's actually rather useful for forensics and so on. Most pollen that causes hay fever for us is from plants that use the wind to disseminate the pollen, and that's a very inefficient process, which is why it gets up our noses so much. Because you have to chuck out masses and masses of it, hoping that your sex cells, your male sex cells, which are held within the pollen, will somehow reach another flower just by chance. So all the grasses, which means all of the cereal crops, and most of the trees have wind-borne pollen. But most species actually use insects to do their bidding, and that's more intelligent in a way, because the pollen, they don't need so much of it. The insects and other species can take the pollen, transfer it directly to where it's required.

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