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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By definition, a grain is considered "whole" if it still contains its original three parts: the bran, germ, and endosperm.
In angiosperms, seed development begins with double fertilization, during which both the zygote and the endosperm are formed.
Fortunately, these problems have been corrected through the manipulation of three genetic systems: a) the simple recessive allele of the opaco-2 gene; b) endosperm modifiers contained in o2o2, which increase lysine and tryptophan levels; and c) genes that modify the soft endosperm and transform it into hard endosperm (Vasal, 2000; Vivek et al.
She was skeptical, and supposed that the seeds' endosperm, which fuels its early growth, would no longer be viable.
Subject of procurement:enzyme preparation Fekord or equivalent to break the cell walls of endosperm of grain and improve the accessibility of cellular protein and starch for pigs with an input rate of 1-2 kg per 1 ton of feed.
Electrophoretic characterization of endosperm proteins from Venezuelan rice varieties
Seed size and physiology is a barrier for the exchange of coconut genetics resources by seed and regarding the safe movement of germplasm, recent guidelines of the Bioversity International recommend the exchange through endosperm discs containing zygotic embryo or in vitro zygotic embryos (CUETO et al.
Such endoproteinases are important because they are responsible for transforming the grain endosperm storage proteins into soluble proteins, amino acids and peptides that can be metabolized and utilized by the growing plantlet.
oatmeal, whole wheat flour, brown rice, popcorn) include the entire grain kernel, composed of the bran, germ and endosperm, which keeps healthful components like fiber, vitamins, minerals and beneficial phytonutrients intact.
However, with more heavily processed grains, these nutrient cornerstones are removed, leaving only the less nutritious endosperm, Kirkpatrick says.