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Descriptor in English: Endosperm
Descriptor in Spanish: Endospermo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Endosperma
Descriptor in French: Endosperme
Entry term(s): Endosperms
Tree number(s): A18.024.500.750.666
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.
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
History Note: 2010
See also the descriptors: Plant Oils MeSH
Plant Proteins MeSH
Starch MeSH
DeCS UI: 53432
Descriptor UI: D056625
Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Endosperm - Preferred
Concept UI M0528190
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.
Preferred term Endosperm
Entry term(s) Endosperms



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