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nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants

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A two-year Ukrainian study establishes the effects of endospermic mutations on starch and amylase deposition in developing corn seeds.
One example of this genome-by-genome interaction might be the regulations genetically coordinated by maternal, embryonic, and endospermic tissues in a developing seed (Walbot and Evans, 2003).
Between the mild tasting innermost, endospermic part of the grain and the bitter tasting outermost bran fraction, a rye-like flavour without any obvious bitterness was observed.
This decrease in the percentage and rate of germination and the seedling growth as well as the lengthening of germination period under drought stress can usually be the result of the direct effects of slower decomposition of endospermic material, cotyledons and/or slower transportation of decomposed material to seedling [21].