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Biology

Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals

Plant Kingdom

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How would you distinguish monocots from dicots?

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             Monocots                                                       Dicots
1. Embryo with single cotyledon            1. Embryo with two cotyledons
2. Pollen with single furrow or pore      2. Pollen with three furrows or pores
3. Flower parts in multiples of three      3. Flower parts in multiples of four or five
4. Major leaf veins parallel                      4. Major leaf veins reticulated
5. Stem vascular bundles scattered       5. Stem vascular bundles in a ring
6. Roots are adventitious                        6. Roots develop from radicle
7. Secondary growth absent                   7. Secondary growth often present
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