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Art of Science image titled Prasnuta

Scientist Collaborators Jim Dalling , and Mayandi Sivaguru

IGB Core Facilities

NSI X5000 High Resolution CT 

Funded by the IGB Core Facilities

How do plants equip their seeds so that they can succeed in the big bad world? Although the finer details of different seeds vary, they consist of three primary parts. First, they have the embryo, a young multicellular organism which emerges from the seed. Second, seeds contain a source of stored food called the endosperm. And finally, they have protective outer coverings to shield the embryo until it is ready to come out.