endosperm


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en·do·sperm

(en'dō-spĕrm),
A storage tissue found in many seeds that nourishes the embryo of a plant.

endosperm

a TRIPLOID (1) tissue found in many angiosperm seeds (e.g. those of the castor oil plant), that serves as a food source for the embryo which develops within it. Nonendospermic seeds (e.g. the runner bean) store their food substances within the cotyledons. See EMBRYO SAC for origin.
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These processes occur in specific organelles that may be present in the embryo and/or reserve tissues, such as the endosperm.
Finally, visual grading (VG) of the type of endosperm as an indirect hardness of the kernel: values between 1-2 are very hard (VH), 3-4 hard (H), 5-6 intermediate (I), 7-8 soft (S), and 9-10 very soft (VS) endosperm (Vazquez et al.
Inheritance of two endosperm proteins loci in rice (Oryza sativa L.
There was no fungal contamination in MYD accession except in storage of endosperm disc in plastic bags at 10 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C for 5 days procedure.
But if we can get the aleurone to stay with the endosperm, then that would increase our quantities of flour - and it is also highly nutritious.
Except for GSI, ATG and proline in the endosperm, the osmotic potential had effect independent from the genotypes (p > 0.
The endosperm persists in the ripe seed, and it is composed of one or two layers of relatively thick-walled cells (Figure 3A, B, C and E).
The rice grain has three parts -- the aleurone layer, the endosperm and the embryo.
The rice grain or seed is composed of the hull or husk, the endosperm and the embryo.
a seed with a triploid embryo but inviable endosperm.
During this treatment, starch gelatinization occurs, which passes from the crystalline to amorphous form, making the texture of the endosperm more compact and translucent.