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Plant Life Cycle: Fruits and Seeds

Chapter Concepts

1. Fruits are ripened ovaries that are the end products of sexual reproduction in angiosperms and are a major vehicle for the dispersal of their enclosed seeds.

2. Seeds contain an embryonic plant plus some nutritive tissue and are the starting point for the next generation.

3. Edible fruits of various types play a major role in the human diet.