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Question 1: This is also known as shattering and can be important as a ________ mechanism.
PlantSeed dispersalFruitBiological dispersal

Question 2: Dehiscence is the opening at maturity of a plant structure, such as a ________, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents.
FruitSeedFlowering plantVegetable

Question 3: Another example is ________, whose explosive dehiscence is triggered by being touched, leading it to be called the "touch-me-not." Explosive dehiscence of sporangia is a characteristic of Sphagnum[1].

Question 4: Platycodon, ________), but this is rarely referred to as dehiscence unless circumscissile dehiscence is involved; anthesis is the usual term for the opening of flowers.


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