Germination of a maize seed, Zea mays

Germination of a maize seed, Zea mays

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Caption: Macrophotograph of the early stages in the germination of a maize seed, Zea mays. Known popularly as corn, it is a monocotyledonous plant, possessing only one seed leaf. The radicle, later to become the root, breaks through the testa (seed coat) & grows downward into the soil as the first event of germination. A fine fuzz of root hairs are visible over the upper area of the root. The growing tip of the root is coated in a semi-fluid slime, a lubricant produced by cells in the region to ease passage through the soil. The shoot containing the young leaves has recently emerged.

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Keywords: botany, corn, germination, maize, monocotyledon, nature, part, parts, plant, plants, radicle, reproduction, reproductive, root, root hair, shoot, structure, zea mays

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