Asked Nov 18, 2019

distinguish between dehiscent and indehiscent fruits 


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The fruit is a seed-bearing structure in the plant and is formed from the ovary after the flowering is completed in plants. Humans and animals are highly dependent of fruits as the source of food, as they are highly nutritive. Fruits can be dry fruits, false fruits, schizocarpic fruits or fleshy fruits. Dry fruits are further divided into dehiscent fruits and indehiscent fruits.

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Differences between dehiscent fruits and ...


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Dry dehiscent fruits Dry indehiscent fruits 1. These fruits open at the time of maturity to disperse their seeds 2. These fruits split at the built-in line and release its contents along with the seeds 1. These fruits do not open at the time of maturity to disperse their seeds. 2. These fruits do not split up; therefore, their seeds are dispersed by the predators or decomposers 3. These fruits can only be opened by deterioration or when consumed by the animals 4. Examples are nut, samara, and achene 3. These fruits burst up when they become dry 4. Examples are silique, follicle, and legume


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