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Monocot

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noun, plural: monocotyledons

A group of flowering plants belonging to the class Liliopsida (or Monocotyledonae) of Angiospermae (angiosperms), characterized by having only one cotyledon in the seed and an endogenous manner of growth.


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Examples of monocotyledonous plants are the palms, grasses, orchids, and lilies.

The angiosperms (the flowering plants) can either be a monocotyledon (or monocot) or a dicotyledon (or dicot) according to the number of cotyledons in their seeds.

Apart from the number of cotyledons, other identifying characteristics are as follows:


Word origin: From mono- ("one") + cot- abbreviated form of cotyledon ("embryonic leaf").
Related forms: monocotyledonous (adjective)

Variant: monocotyledon

Compare: dicot


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Monocot leaf cross section

Hi! I'm new here. :) There's a question I need solved: Can one tell which side is the upper epidermis from the cross section of a monocot leaf, like this one? http://www.lima.ohio-state.edu/biology/images/zealeaf2.jpg Since monocot leaves don't have palisade tissue, ...

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by johntdlemon
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:46 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Monocot leaf cross section
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Rhizome !

Who's monocot? :roll:

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by JackBean
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Rhizome !
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Rhizome !

THEY ARE MONOCOT

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by suzidoc8
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Rhizome !
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Banana tree

I guess you mean the genus Musa or respective species. It's monocot, while Physcomitrella belongs to mosses and Chlamydomonas and Ectocarpus are algae. Arabidopsis and Ricinus are dicots, so the only monocot is Oryza.

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by JackBean
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:11 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Banana tree
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Re:

Please rephrase your question, it's hard to understand. Are you asking what the common ancestor at terminal node 99 was a monocot or dicot? it;s ovius that common anceter should be a dicot as monocot came into existance after dicot. i want to know that if a gene is selectively duplicated ...

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by cytocine
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:44 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Query about evolution of a gene
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