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Descriptor in English: Seeds
Descriptor in Spanish: Semillas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Sementes
Descriptor in French: Graines
Entry term(s): Embryo, Plant
Embryos, Plant
Plant Embryo
Plant Embryos
Plant Zygote
Plant Zygotes
Seed
Zygote, Plant
Zygotes, Plant
Tree number(s): A18.024.500.750
G07.203.300.775
J02.500.775
Scope note: The encapsulated embryos of flowering plants. They are used as is or for animal feed because of the high content of concentrated nutrients like starches, proteins, and fats. Rapeseed, cottonseed, and sunflower seed are also produced for the oils (fats) they yield.
Annotation: IM GEN or unspecified; for seed of specific plants, coord IM with plant (IM), as sunflower seeds = SEEDS (IM) + HELIANTHUS (IM); coord probably IM in genetics & space physiol, NIM in pharmacognosy, with specific plant (IM or NIM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Online Note: use EMBRYO, PLANT to search EMBRYOS, PLANT 1986-94
History Note: 63; EMBRYO, PLANT was EMBRYOS, PLANT see SEEDS 1986-94
See also the descriptors: Nuts MeSH
DeCS UI: 13021
Descriptor UI: D012639
Date Established: 1963/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2014/10/14
Seeds - Preferred
Concept UI M0019596
Scope note The encapsulated embryos of flowering plants. They are used as is or for animal feed because of the high content of concentrated nutrients like starches, proteins, and fats. Rapeseed, cottonseed, and sunflower seed are also produced for the oils (fats) they yield.
Preferred term Seeds
Entry term(s) Embryo, Plant
Embryos, Plant
Plant Embryo
Plant Embryos
Plant Zygote
Plant Zygotes
Seed
Zygote, Plant
Zygotes, Plant



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