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Describe the structure of a monocotyledonous seed.


Asked by Topperlearning User 31st May 2016, 1:38 PM
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The seed coat which covers the seed is membranous and fused with the cell wall.






The endosperm is bulky, and it serves as the food reserve.



The outer covering of the endosperm is a proteinous layer called the aleurone layer.



A small embryo is located in a groove at one end of the endosperm.



A large shield-shaped cotyledon called the scutellum is present.



The embryo has a short axis with the radicle and plumule.



The radicle and plumule are enclosed in sheaths called coleorhiza and coleoptile, respectively.


Answered by Expert 31st May 2016, 3:38 PM
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