Seed FAQs:

Q: Is seed an embryonic plant enclosed in a protective outer covering?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds used as birdseed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds a way for the species to survive dry or cold seasons?

A: Yes.

Q: Was seed attached to the ovary wall by the funicle?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds sometimes sold commercially while still enclosed within the hard wall of the fruit?

A: Yes, and which must be split open to reach the seed.

Q: Are seeds edible and the majority of human calories comes from seeds?

A: Yes, and especially from cereals, legumes and nuts.

Q: Is seed produced by the coco de mer?

A: Yes, or "double coconut palm", Lodoicea maldivica.

Q: Are seeds released?

A: Yes, but need to have a lower moisture content before germination can begin.

Q: Is seed in itself?

A: Yes, and upon the earth: and it was so.

Q: Is seed still a viable seed even though the germination rate might be very low?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds albuminous?

A: Yes.

Q: Is seed endotestal?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds the product of the ripened ovule?

A: Yes, after fertilization by pollen and some growth within the mother plant.

Q: Are seeds impermeable to water?

A: Yes.

Q: Is seed the coco de mer?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds preserved immature ovules of the plant Elkinsia polymorpha?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds still immature and the seed coat is not fully developed and sown right away before the seed coat become impermeable?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds stored some distance from the parent plant?

A: Yes, and some escape being eaten if the animal forgets them.

Q: Are seeds quicker to ripen and can be dispersed sooner?

A: Yes, so fall blooming plants often have small seeds.

Q: Are seeds striped with parallel?

A: Yes, and longitudinal lines or ridges.

Q: Was seed in itself?

A: Yes, after its kind: and God saw that it was good.

Q: Are seeds the product of sexual reproduction which produces a remixing of genetic material and phenotype variability on which natural selection acts?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds the source of some medicines including castor oil?

A: Yes, and tea tree oil and the cancer drug, Laetrile.

Q: Is seed part of the process of reproduction in seed plants?

A: Yes, and the spermatophytes, including the gymnosperm and angiosperm plants.

Q: Are seeds stored in a moist warm sandy medium for several months under nonsterile conditions?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds produced by epiphytic orchids?

A: Yes.

Q: Is seed exposed to conditions that are not favorable to germination?

A: Yes, and very often high temperatures.

Q: Are seeds produced in several related groups of plants, and their manner of production distinguishes the angiosperms from the gymnosperms?

A: Yes, Angiosperm seeds are produced in a hard or fleshy structure called a fruit that encloses the seeds, hence the name.

Q: Are seeds dispersed?

A: Yes, it is not differentiated.

Q: Are seeds very diverse in size?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds around 365 million years old from the Late Devonian of West Virginia?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds described from the upper Devonian?

A: Yes, and which is probably the theater of their true first evolutionary radiation.

Q: Are seeds used to propagate many crops such as cereals?

A: Yes, and legumes, forest trees, turfgrasses and pasture grasses.

Q: Are seeds also eaten by animals?

A: Yes, and are fed to livestock.

Q: Are seeds the smallest, with about one million seeds per gram?

A: Yes, they are often embryonic seeds with immature embryos and no significant energy reserves.

Q: Is seed composed of the embryo and tissue from the mother plant?

A: Yes, and which also form a cone around the seed in coniferous plants such as pine and spruce.

Q: Are seeds exposed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seeds edible?

A: Yes, and others are harmful, poisonous or deadly.