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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ENDOSPERMIC AND NON-ENDOSPERMIC SEEDS

No.

Endospermic Seed

Non Endospermic Seed

1.

In endospermic seed, endosperm is present

In non endospermic seed, endosperm is absent

2.

Food is not stored in cotyledons

Food is stored in cotyledons

3.

The cotyledons are thin and papery

The cotyledons are thick and fleshy

4.

Perisperm does not develop from nucellus.

Perisperm develops from nucellus

5.

Suspensor, haustoria do not substitute the endosperm

Suspensor, haustoria substitute the endosperm

6.

Example: Castor, Maize

Example: Pea, Bean, Cucurbita.

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