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Answer the Following Question. When a Seed of Orange is Squeezed, Many Embryos, Instead of One Are Observed. Explain How It is Possible. - Biology

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Answer the following question.
When a seed of orange is squeezed, many embryos, instead of one are observed. Explain how it is possible.

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Solution

It is due to polyembryony.
The occurrence of more than one embryos in a seed is called as POLYEMBRYONY.
In orange, the nucellar cells, synergid, or integument cells develop into a number of embryos of different sizes.

eg: Citrus.

  • Sometimes the formation of more than one egg in an embryo sac can lead to polyembryony.
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