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seed coat

n.
The outer protective covering of a seed.

seed coat

n
(Botany) the nontechnical name for testa

seed′ coat`


n.
the outer covering of a seed.
[1790–1800]

seed coat

The outer protective covering of a seed. Also called testa.
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Noun1.seed coat - protective outer layer of seeds of flowering plantsseed coat - protective outer layer of 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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Since peanut and peanut fermented food did not contain a huge number of resveratrol, thus the research was led to the findings of resveratrol from tempeh as Indonesian soybean fermented food and soybean seed coat as waste from tempeh making process.
When cut and the seed removed, the seed coat should be dark brown, dry and not stick to the flesh.
The unique seed coat pigmentation differentiates heirloom varieties from their commodity counterparts and makes them an appealing source of bioactive compounds.
Key words: Crambe, light microscopy, pollen grains, scanning electron microscopy, seed coat morphology.
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Gently roll large or tough seeds between two sheets of sandpaper until the seed coat just starts to rub off.
The effect of crude extracts from cultivar BR-1 (aerial part, root, seed, and seed coat) was evaluated on the germination and growth of hypocotyls and rootlets of L.
The greater germination in black-coloured seeds has been attributed to the greater water uptake rate, which was attributed to greater permeability of seed coat to water.
Stage 0: Swelling of embryo but no rupture of seed coat; Stage 1: Further swelling of embryo and rupture of seed coat; Stage 2: Development of polarity and formation of protocorm; Stage 3: Emergence of first leaf; and Stage 4: Differentiation of first root.
In addition during the production of artificial seed one can study seed coat formation, fusion of endosperm in embryo development and seed germination.
The partial collapse of the developing seed coat is a common feature in the studied species of Asteraceae.