Biology 332

Life Cycle Wordsearch

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First, use the definitions given below to determine the life cycle vocabulary word(s):

      a gamete usually immotile and/or larger than its partner
      a gamete usually motile and/or smaller than its partner
      the product of meiosis
      a generic term for either of two cells involved in syngamy
      a life history involving both a multicellular sporophyte and a multicellular gametophyte
      the product of syngamy
      a form of reproduction not involved in the life cycle
      a condition in which cells contain two copies of the genome
      a life history in which the gametophyte stage is unicellular
      a condition in which cells contain only one copy of the genome
      a nuclear division resulting in reducing the number of chromosomes to one-half
      a nuclear division that does not alter the number of chromosomes
      the union of two gametes
      a life history in which the zygote becomes the sporocyte
      the union of two nuclei
      the cell undergoing meiosis
      a nuclear condition mid-way through syngamy
      the union of two cytoplasms
      a cellular container holding sporocytes
      a diploid multicellular stage
      a cellular container holding egg or sperm
      a haploid multicellular stage
      the growth of a cell from its confining wall
      a nuclear condition in which nuclei from two sources are held in the same cell

Now that you have the vocabulary, what is the pattern in the sequence of the words?

 
 

Next, find and circle the vocabulary words in the puzzle grid below. You can use the square symbol to the left of each word in your list to keep track of the "found" words (please DO NOT cross off your vocabulary words)!

ATFGWISCEHFDETOI
MHEOEPDEEGOIRSSC
ORHRORTICTGNIIIE
NEERYEMIOIOFNTAC
GSITMMTIDLSGONGI
ACPAYOAINPPYYHAT
MEGOGHOGOARIYZMO
ESIYRLPROATMDOEY
TIZIPOAOKMAIGMTR
ASLAMNCORGSYOCOA
NOHAGERYOOMAINPK
GTSIUEIYTAPTLSHI
IIUPTXROGEESPPYD
UMSEEAENSMULLOTN
MLHEKRYSAINOARES
GITSHSMGASSWNEPQ

What is the question found in the unused letters (read down the columns to find it)?

 
 

Now answer the question posed.

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