What Is the Purpose of the Seed Coat of a Seed?

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Another name for the seed coat is testa. It is usually hard and water resilient. It may be responsible for seed dormancy as it may prevent expansion of the embryo (plant inside), blocking the entrance of water and impeded gas exchange leaving the embryo lacking oxygen.
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so it protects it from harm of falling
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The seed coat is a protective covering on the outside of the seed. This allows the seed not to get damaged before it is allowed to spring forth.
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Protection, water conservation.
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A seed coat protects the embryo of a new plant. It is a membrane that grows and coats the embryo after germination in the mother plant. Nestled inside the coat is the dormant embryo
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Another name for the seed coat is testa. It is usually hard and water resilient. It may be responsible for seed dormancy as it may prevent expansion of the embryo ...
so it protects it from harm of falling. ...
so it protects it from harm of falling. ...
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