endosperm


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en·do·sperm

 (ĕn′də-spûrm′)
n.
The nutritive tissue within seeds of flowering plants, surrounding and absorbed by the embryo.

endosperm

(ˈɛndəʊˌspɜːm)
n
(Botany) the tissue within the seed of a flowering plant that surrounds and nourishes the developing embryo
ˌendoˈspermic adj

en•do•sperm

(ˈɛn dəˌspɜrm)

n.
nutritive matter in seed-plant ovules, derived from the embryo sac.
[1840–50; < French endosperme]

en·do·sperm

(ĕn′də-spûrm′)
The tissue that surrounds and provides nourishment to the embryo in plant seeds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endosperm - nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plantsendosperm - nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
seed - a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
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Endosperm formation in the analyzed nine species is of the cellular type (Figure 2D), in which ontogenetic seed studies are needed to precisely evaluate the endosperm type.
IPB has developed a new white endosperm corn variety with high levels of essential amino acids lysine and tryptophan.
It consists of the 'aleurone' layer that surrounds the starchy endosperm of the wheat kernel and is proven to contain the grain's highest content of valuable nutrients, including dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.
A whole grain is a cereal grain that contains the germ, endosperm, and bran, in contrast to refined grains, which retain only the endosperm.
The rice grain or seed is composed of the hull or husk, the endosperm and the embryo.
a seed with a triploid embryo but inviable endosperm. 2n pollen is
During this treatment, starch gelatinization occurs, which passes from the crystalline to amorphous form, making the texture of the endosperm more compact and translucent.
In contrast, mature coconuts contain less water, and their endosperm thickens quickly to white edible meat.
Supercol polymers are extracted from guar endosperm and supplied as powders of varying granulation and viscosity.
Subjects addressed include: endosperm development, epigenetic control of seed gene imprinting, apomixis, high-throughput genetic dissection of seed dormancy, improving grain quality, legume seed and cotton fiber genomics, genomic changes in response to 110 cycles of selection for seed protein and oil concentration in maize, and the machine vision for seed phenomics.
The seeds, extracted from the dried pods of plant, have the following contents; the most important part of them being endosperm: Hull or seed coat 14 to 17 Percent Germ or protein 40 to 47 Percent Endosperm or gum 35 to 42 Percent Guar gum is obtained by grinding the endosperm of guar seed.
Through the heating, grinding, and polishing process, the husk is separated from the endosperm halves and the refined guar split is obtained.