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Flowering Plants: Early Growth and Development - 4 Fruit Structure and Development The ovary (and possibly accessory tissue) will form the fruit, which further protects and aids in dispersal (distribution of the embryo to a new location for growth). There are many types of fruits and seed coats, all adapted for protection of the developing embryo and for dispersal of mature seeds. Just as angiosperms require pollinators for transport of sperm, many angiosperms require dispersal agents, and
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Unformatted text preview: use many of the same attractant and reward mechanisms. We will look at fruit types and fruit classification in the laboratory. (A simple fruit classification can also be found at the end of this section of notes.) Characteristics of Dispersal Agents Wind Small dispersal unit Light in weight Appendages to remain aloft Tufts of hairs Wings...
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