Define Epigeal and Hypogeal

Tim Harvey
Mon, 04 Jan 2010 11:58:40 PST
The problem is the inclusion of 'germination'. The definition of hypogeal and epigeal is clear.


> Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 14:51:09 -0500
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> Subject: Re: [pbs] Define Epigeal and Hypogeal
> The problem with the simple definition -- cotyledons above ground after 
> germination vs. cotyledons below ground -- is that for many monocots, the 
> cotyledon stays inside the endosperm structure and that is where the seed 
> was -- above ground or buried, happenstance perhaps -- when the seed 
> germinated.

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