Epicotyl: Definition & Function


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The embryonic shoot just above the cotyledons is called the _____.

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1. This form of germination involves the epicotyl poking through the surface first and growing.

2. During hypogeal germination, the epicotyl pushes through the soil, leaving these structures behind.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While plants have many different anatomical components, this quiz and worksheet will focus primarily on the epicotyl, its functions and other aspects of plant life it plays a role in.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This practice will assess your knowledge of:

  • The epicotyl's location
  • Roles the epicotyl plays in germination
  • The name of the embryonic shoot just above the cotyledons
  • Different forms of germination

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about plant anatomy in a different light
  • Information recall - access your prior knowledge regarding plants
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the function of the epicotyl

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about the epicotyl, take a look at the related lesson titled Epicotyl: Definition & Function. It covers vital topics such as:

  • The formation of the epicotyl
  • The importance of the epicotyl
  • Hypogeal germination
  • The anatomy of plants