Difference between hypocotyl and epicotyl?


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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HYPOCOTYL AND EPICOTYL

Hypocotyl

Epicotyl

It is the portion of the embryonal axis that lies between the radicle and point of attachment of cotyledons.

It is the portion of the embryonal axis that lies between the plumule and cotyledons.

It terminates with the radicle

It terminates with the plumule

In epigeal germination, hypocotyl pushes the seed above the soil.

In hypogeal germination, epicotyl pushes the plumule above the soil.

It forms an important part of the embryonic root system

It forms an important part of the embryonic shoot system

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