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Endosperm MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Endosperm
Tree Number(s)
A18.024.500.750.666
Unique ID
D056625
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056625
Scope Note
Nutritive tissue of the seeds of flowering plants that surrounds the EMBRYOS. It is produced by a parallel process of fertilization in which a second male gamete from the pollen grain fuses with two female nuclei within the embryo sac. The endosperm varies in ploidy and contains reserves of starch, oils, and proteins, making it an important source of human nutrition.
Previous Indexing
Seeds (2003-2009)
See Also
Plant Oils
Plant Proteins
Starch
Public MeSH Note
2010
History Note
2010
Date Established
2010/01/01
Date of Entry
2009/07/06
Endosperm Preferred
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