Choose the correct match out of the following.
|List I||List II|
|A. Ex – albuminous seed||1. Hypocotyl grows faster|
|B. Epigeal germination||2. Endospermic seed|
|C. Albuminous seed||3. Non – endospermic seed|
|D. Hypogeal germination||4. Epicotyl grows faster|
(A) A-3, B-1, C-2, D-4
(B) A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4
(C) A-2, B-4, C-1, D-3
(D) A-1, B-4, C-3, C-2
Seeds that possess a special food storage tissue called as the endosperm are said to be albuminous and those which have no such tissue for storage are said to be ex-albuminous or non-endospermic.
When germination of seed takes place then food is used by the embryo whether it is stored in endosperm or in the cotyledon.
Epigeal germination implies that the cotyledons are pushed above ground. The hypocotyl (part of the stem below the cotyledon) grows, while the epicotyl (part of the stem above the cotyledon) stays the same length. In this way, the hypocotyl pushes the cotyledon upward.
Hypogeal germination implies that the cotyledons stay below the ground. The epicotyl grows, while the hypocotyl stays the same length. In this way, the epicotyl pushes the plumule above the ground.