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Scutellum (botany)

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– Authors and Publication:
– Authors: Pazuki, Arman & Sohani, Mehdi
– Year: 2013
– Title: Phenotypic evaluation of scutellum-derived calluses in Indica rice cultivars
– Journal: Acta Agriculturae Slovenica
– Volume: 101, Issue: 2

– Research Focus:
Plant Part Studied: Scutellum-derived calluses
Rice Cultivar Type: Indica
– Phenotypic Evaluation
– Importance of Studying Calluses
– Implications for Rice Cultivation

– Citation Details:
– DOI: 10.2478/acas-2013-0020
– Reference Type: Journal Article
– Date Retrieved: February 2, 2014
– Stub Article: Plant Morphology
– Source: Wikipedia

– Additional Reference:
– Source Type: Book
– Book Title: Campbell & Reece Biology
– Edition: 7th
– Book Reference in the Article
– Importance of External References

– Categorization:
– Categories Listed: Plant Morphology
– Category: Plant Morphology Stubs
– Hidden Category: All Stub Articles
– Importance of Categorization
– Contribution to Plant Morphology Field

Scutellum (botany) (Wikipedia)

The Scutellum is part of the structure of a barley and rice seed—the modified seed leaf.

The scutellum (from the Latin scutella meaning "small shield") can also refer to the equivalence of a thin cotyledon in monocots (especially members of the grass family). It is very thin with high surface area, and serves to absorb nutrients from the endosperm during germination.

The scutellum is believed to contain an as yet unidentified protein transporter that facilitates starch movement from the endosperm to the embryo.

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