coconuts

Ross Koning koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Fri Aug 27 22:45:20 EST 1999


At 8:43 PM -0500 8/27/99, Marco A. Achury P. wrote:

>Sorry, I'm not sure, but I think the cotyledon *is* endosperm, so
>polyploid tissue
>

NO. The cotyledon is a part of the embryo.
It is diploid (if the rest of the embryo
is indeed diploid). The endosperm is a
completely different entity. It is produced
in a separate syngamy event and is generally
polyploid (3N+).

ross

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