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A tiny pore in the seed coat that allows water to enter during germination

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... stalk, and leaf. In most other plants this development occurs prior to seed dispersal: the embryonic root, or radicle, usually grows toward the micropyle; the embryonic bud, called plumule, or epicotyl, is at the end of the embryo opposite to the radicle; the embryonic stem, or hypocotyl, connects ...

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by daniel.kurz
Sat May 27, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: develpoment
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... seeds were soaked over night and when they reached appropriate size they were examined for visible parts. On the exterior the radicle, hilum, and micropyle were visible. When the testa was removed, and the cotyledons separated, the seed revealed the hypocotyl and two folded plumule leaves which ...

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Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:10 pm
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Topic: Marrowfat Peas
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