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Figure 7.1 (a,b) Typical dicotyledonous embryo (Arabidopsis thaliana) showing suspensor (S) at globular and heart stages.  EP = embryo proper, Hs = hypophysis, C = cotyledons.  Photographed with Nomarski optics. (c) Mature monocotyledonous embryo within maize grain.  The shoot apex (with coleoptile and pre-formed leaves, together with scutellum), root apex and an adventitious root (arrowed) are all visible. (Based on Yadegari et al. 1994; Raven et al. 1992)