Coconuts and corn

John T. Barber jbarber at MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU
Thu Aug 12 22:22:28 EST 1999

I believe that corn goes through a similar (to coconuts) "milk stage" - an
immature stage at which the unripe corn has a "squishy" kernel that
subsequently hardens as the liquid endosperm solidifies.  Doesn't answer
many of the questions that have been asked but at least corn is more
familiar to most of us.  There are probably many plants whose seeds go
through the same developmental sequence (but if so, I don't know what they


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