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Differentiate between: integument and testa;

13. Differentiate between:

        (c)  integument and testa;

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The differences between integument and testa are as follows:

Integument Testa         
It is a pre fertilisation structure that covers the ovule It is a post-fertilisation structure that covers the seed
The integument is a thin layer consisting of living cells Testa is a thick coat consisting of dead cells
The integument arises from chalaza Testa is derived from the integuments

 

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