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What Is a Seed?

Seed is an important food for animals and humans. It carries the embryo of the plant and its food reserve inside, often protected by a coat or hull.

In angiosperms, seeds form after fertilization by sperm and egg in the ovule. They have a wide range of shapes and sizes, including bean-shaped (reniform), discoid, ellipsoid and ovate.

The Embryonic Plant

The seed embryo contains the earliest forms of the plant’s roots, stem and leaves. It is contained within a container, called the seed coat. A seed also provides nutrients to the embryo. In this way a seed is like a Russian doll with nested generations.

The development of a seed is a complex process. Scientists are beginning to deconstruct it and understand some of the innovations that allow seeds to work.

Following fertilization, the zygote undergoes asymmetric cell division to form an embryo and a seed coat. The embryo grows to the globular stage, during which time it introduces the ground tissue (procambium) and primary meristem.

Unlike the spores produced by non-seed plants, seed embryos can sense the conditions of their containers and grow if they have enough food reserves. This ability to grow is known as germination and the resulting new plant is a seedling. This is why seeds are more than just a single-celled organism, like a sperm, with an unprotected exterior.

The Food Reserves

The accumulation of fat, carbohydrate and (rarely) protein in tissues and cells serves as a storage compound for energy that can be used when needed by the organism. In animals, this occurs in adipose tissue and the liver and muscle. In plants, it is stored in starch within the colourless leucoplasts called amyloplasts, located in roots and underground stems, or in seeds, where it is mobilized at germination.

Low food reserves have exacerbated past global food crises and are a major factor in the current crisis. Modeling shows that higher reserves could reduce price spikes by 38-52%.

Public stockholding programs have a millennia-long history as hedges against bad weather, pests and other calamities. During times of plenty, governments build up reserves that can be tapped during periods of drought or conflict. In the United States, these include the Farmer Owned Reserves and the Food Security Wheat Reserve. Governments should consider building or reviving these programs to provide a price floor for farmers and to protect domestic and foreign consumers from volatile prices.

The Dispersal Mechanisms

There are a number of different ways seeds can be dispersed from their parent plants. They may be blown away by wind, carried away by water, or deposited far from their parent plant by animals or birds.

Many weeds and ruderal species, such as tumbleweed, dandelion and physalis, have evolved to use wind dispersal for their seeds. The classic example of this is a dandelion blowing its seedpods in the wind. This is a type of long-distance dispersal (LDD).

Another method of LDD is for the seeds to cling to the fur, skin or feathers of animals, and be carried away from their parent plant. This is called allochory. Many plants, such as burdock and sea holly, have fruits with hooks on them that catch on the fur of animals or birds, or they pass intact through animal digestive tracts, to be dispersed far from their parent plant. The same is true for seeds clinging to the shells of turtles or birds.

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Rastafarianism is an African religion and there is a great deal of people in the world that follow its teachings. In fact, there are even people that have embraced the lifestyle that is closely associated with Rastafarianism in the past such as musician and entertainer Bob Marley and Rastafarian clothing designer Larry Lloyd.

As the name implies, the Rastafarian lifestyle includes wearing clothes and accessories that are made out of beads, feathers, and other natural materials. The clothing in the Rastafarian tradition often includes animal skin, such as a horse's hide. The hair of the Rastafarian man is also usually long.

The lifestyle of Rastafarians is largely based on traditional ways of living in their native countries, as well as the African traditions and rituals that are passed down. Rastafarians have a great deal of respect for the animals that are part of their diet. Most people that follow this type of lifestyle believe that they have a direct link to the animals that they eat. In fact, in some cases, the animals may be eaten during the ceremony that follows the ceremony.

In addition to having a great deal of respect for the animals, Rastafarians also have a great deal of respect for their hobbies and pastimes. They often dress in clothes that are similar to that of the animals that they eat. Rastafarians also have a great deal of respect for the clothing that they wear and the clothing that is used to decorate their home. The color of the clothing and accessories that are worn by Rastafarians is often very similar to that of the animals that they eat.

Although Rastafarians follow a lifestyle that is based on a natural way of life, some of them do have to be in the workplace. For example, many Rastafarians work as musicians or entertainers. In order to do so, the musician may have to give up some of his or her time in order to become successful. In addition, some musicians choose to work for other musicians, such as Bob Marley and the Wailers. However, other musicians choose to work for themselves, like Bob Marley.

Although the Rastafarian lifestyle is different from that of other people, the Rastafarian lifestyle is also a life of peace and harmony. The Rastafarian people live a simple life where they eat animal meat, live in their own homes, and do not engage in much of the materialistic activities of society.