What are the advantages of seed formation in plants

Asked by Hiralpachchigar | 15th Mar, 2018, 11:57: AM

Expert Answer:

Advantages of seed formation in plants:

  • Seeds provide a protective coat so that the embryo plant can develop when it finds a nice piece of soil.       
  • Seeds are a protective structure that lets a plant embryo survive for long periods of time before it germinates. The seed can remain dormant until conditions are suitable for the embryo to begin growing.
  • Seeds have food sources pre-packaged for plant embryos to provide for an embryo's needs in early growth.
  • Seeds are easily dispersed by animals, wind, birds etc, so the plant can colonize a large area. Some are even so lightweight that they are carried across the planet by strong winds.
  • Seeds can survive without water, so if there is a drought the plant can survive. 
  • Seeds are produced in large numbers so plants can multiply.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 15th Mar, 2018, 12:36: PM