41.In groundnut, food reserve is present in: A. Epicarp B. Mesocarp C. Endocarp D. Cotyledons

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Muskan Anand

1 year ago

Option D. Groundnut is a lomentum fruit in which the outer covering is the pericarp (epicarp,mesocarp and endocarp) which splits to release the seeds which are edible or contain oil reserve. The endosperm is consumed during embryogenesis in groundnut and thus, it is absent in a mature seed. So, the correct answer is 'Cotyledons'.

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