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Where do seeds obtain food from?
A seed consists mainly of carbohydrates and these have to be is transported from the leaf where they are assimilated into the seed’s outer coat from the parent plant and then accessed by the embryo. If not enough food is delivered, the seeds won’t have the energy to grow when it’s time to germinate.
How does a seed obtain its food store from its parent plant?
Parts of Seeds Seed leaves or cotyledons: Cotyledons are present inside the seed. Cotyledons absorb the food from the parent plant and store it for the embryo.
Why do some seeds need to be eaten to grow?
Seeds carry the food that helps the new plant begin to grow. This food store is in the endosperm, and/or in the cotyledons. Many kinds of seeds are good food for animals and people.
Can a seed grow in your stomach?
The possibility of seeds germinating and growing in the stomach is zero. While there have been rare cases of plants growing in the lungs, the stomach is much too harsh an environment for any seed to survive there.
What are the 3 stages of seed germination?
In general, germination process can be distinguished into three phases: phase I, rapid water imbibition by seed; phase II, reactivation of metabolism; and phase III, radicle protrusion .
Can you germinate seeds in just water?
Why would seeds not germinate in water alone? Plain water usually doesn’t have enough of the nutrients needed for seeds to germinate. Also, there is nothing in the water for the roots to grasp onto as they develop.
What a seed needs to grow?
Seeds need the proper temperature, moisture, air, and light conditions to germinate. All seeds have optimal temperature ranges for germination (Table 1). The minimum temperature is the lowest temperature at which seeds can germinate effectively. The maximum is the highest temperature at which seeds can germinate.