Cotyledon of maize grain is called:

  • Option 1)

    plumule

  • Option 2)

    coleorhiza

  • Option 3)

    coleoptile

  • Option 4)

    scutellum

 

Answers (1)

As discussed in

Plant embryo structure -

The embryo consists of a cotyledon and an embryonal axis. The cotyledon is also called scutellum in cereals. The lower end of scutellum is called coleorhiza and upper part of axis is called the plumule which is covered by coleoptile.

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Cereal cotyledon are called scutellum.

 


Option 1)

plumule

This solution is incorrect.

Option 2)

coleorhiza

This solution is incorrect.

Option 3)

coleoptile

This solution is incorrect.

Option 4)

scutellum

This solution is correct.

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