How does a plant get food after the stored food in the cotyledon is used up?
Jan 3, 2017
Starch is converted into glucose.
- The reserve food materials for future germinating plantlets, before becoming an independent plant, is stored in the cotyledon/s of the seeds.
- The reserve food material in the cotyledo/s is found in the form of polysachcharide starch, which is converted into glucose by the help of enzymes.
- The glucose is utilised in mitochondria of the cotyledon/s cells during the process of cellular respirstion. The cellular respiration releases energy for the vital works of germinating seeds. Thank you