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Selina Solutions Class 9 Biology Solutions for Exercise in Chapter 6 - Seeds: Structure And Germination

Question 17 Exercise

Justify the statement that the maize grain is a ‘one seeded fruit’.

Answer:

An enlarged ripened ovary is referred to as a fruit wherein the ovarian wall goes onto form the fruit wall which envelops the seed.

Functions of the fruit –

• Renders protection to the seed

• Assists in seed dispersal

The maize grain is referred to as a one-seeded fruit as the seed coat and the fruit wall are united for the formation of a protective layer. This kind of a fruit is referred to as a grain

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