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distinguish between fleshy and dry 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 or fleshy fruits.

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Differences between fleshy and d...

Fleshy fruits
1. It has soft pericarp and is pulpy in nature
Dry fruits
1. It has dry pericarp and is non-pulpy in
nature
2. Here, pericarp contains no more layers
2. Here, pericarp is distinguished into three
layers, epicarp, mesocarp, and endocarp
3. The seed dispersal in fleshy fruits is done
by animals only
4. Examples of fleshy fruits are banana,
poppy, and bean pod
3. The seed dispersal in dry fruits is done by
animals, wind, or expulsion
4. Examples of dry fruits are groundnuts, and
peas
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Fleshy fruits 1. It has soft pericarp and is pulpy in nature Dry fruits 1. It has dry pericarp and is non-pulpy in nature 2. Here, pericarp contains no more layers 2. Here, pericarp is distinguished into three layers, epicarp, mesocarp, and endocarp 3. The seed dispersal in fleshy fruits is done by animals only 4. Examples of fleshy fruits are banana, poppy, and bean pod 3. The seed dispersal in dry fruits is done by animals, wind, or expulsion 4. Examples of dry fruits are groundnuts, and peas

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