Define Epigeal and Hypogeal

Tim Harvey
Mon, 04 Jan 2010 13:23:16 PST
Yes, exactly!


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> Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:10:52 -0500
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Define Epigeal and Hypogeal
> I agree with Tim that the meanings of epigeal and hypogeal, at least at a
> literal level, are clear, and that the uncertainty Jim Shields has
> expressed is due to his associating the word germination (instead of the
> word cotyledon) with the words epigeal and hypogeal. 
> I think what Jim Shields has called epigeal germination and hypogeal
> germination might better be called epigeal cotyledon and hypogeal cotyledon.
> That leaves us with four categories: epigeal cotyledons, hypogeal
> cotyledons, epigeal germination and hypogeal germination. Punnett square,
> anyone? 


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