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Seeds and Seedlings • Difference between monocots and dicots • Seed form and function • Germination • Identification Keys • Reading: – Botany for Gardeners, pages 24-31 Monocots vs. Dicots • The Angiosperm phylum (flowering plants) is divided into two classes : monocots and dicots • Many differences between members of the two classes • Examples: – Monocots: grasses, lilies, bananas, orchids, palms – Dicots: broad leaf trees and most shrubs, potatoes, cotton, cacti, tobacco, sunflowers Fertilization Zygote Embryo Development Mature Embryo Stored Food Seed Coat Germination The Right Conditions Plant Growth Mature Plant SEED Embryo = immature plant What Are Seeds Good For? • Travel and life insurance • Dispersal over time and space – Improved chance of finding correct micro-climate – Time germination to coincide with appropriate season and growing conditions – Specific environmental stimuli may be required to break dormancy. Monocot Seeds = Grains
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course BIO 114 taught by Professor Ritter during the Spring '09 term at Cal Poly.

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