Presentation on theme: "Monocots vs. Dicots Monocot seeds include grasses, such as corn and rye, and grains such as wheat and rice. A monocot seed contains one cotyledon, or seed."— Presentation transcript:
1 Monocots vs. DicotsMonocot seeds include grasses, such as corn and rye, and grains such as wheat and rice.A monocot seed contains one cotyledon, or seed leaf, in its embryo.Food storing tissue called endosperm surrounds the embryo.When the seed sprouts, the cotyledon stays below ground to absorb nutrients and transport those nutrients to the seedling.
3 DicotsInclude beans, peanuts, apples, and just about every tree and garden vegetable.Inside are two cotyledons (seed leaves)These cotyledons absorb and store food from the endosperm before the seed sprouts. Once the seed sprouts, the two cotyledons emerge from the soil
7 StemsStems contain vascular tubes that carry food downward (phloem) and water and minerals upward (xylem) in the plant.Monocots- These tubes are scattered throughout the stems in no particular pattern.Dicots- These tubes are arranged in a ring around the center of the stem.