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Flowering Plants: Early Growth and Development - 5 Water Air bladders or spongy tissue for buoyancy Impervious seed coat Mechanical Pressure sensitive expulsion of seeds Humidity sensitive expulsion of seeds Animal Fleshy seed or fruit Animal consumes and seed passes through digestive tract (seed coat must be acid resistant) Eliasomes Some seeds have nutrient bodies, called eliasomes attached.
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Unformatted text preview: Ants gather the eliasomes for developing larvae and the attached seed gets dispersed during the journey back to the nest. Ant dispersal is called myrmechochory. • Attach to Fur or feathers of animal and carried Attachment devices include: • Briers • Spines • Barbs or hooks • Bristles...
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