What Is the Purpose of the Cotyledon in a Seed?

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The cotyledon of a seed is the seed leaf within the seed's embryo. A seed can have between 8 and 20 cotyledons. It is the part of the plant that produces the first leaves from a germinating seed.
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Monocot Seeds have one cotyledon. The Corn (kernel) has one cotyledon.
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The cotyledons emerge above the soil with the seedling as it grows.
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Cotyledons are the original photosynthetic components of a germinated plant. Endosperm nourishes the seed before germination.
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Angiosperms have evolved complex mechanisms to provide for protection and dispersal of their offspring. The two key features of this system are the production of embryos within seeds
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