The seed is, according to the botany , the component of a fruit that houses the embryo which can lead to a new plant.
It is also known as seed grain that produce the vegetables and that, when sown or fall to the ground, generates other specimens that belong to the species in question.
Plants that have seeds are known as spermatophytes . The seed appears when an egg that belongs to a angiosperm or one gymnosperm It reaches a certain point of maturity. The seed not only includes an embryo that can be derived from another plant, but also houses food.
Said food has a thin tissue known as endosperm , which can have starch , oil and various nutrients. In any case, the seeds of some plants do not have endosperm, as in the case of sunflowers, beans and radishes. The seeds of angiosperms On the other hand, they are housed by structures that are called fruits .
Regarding the structure of an angioespermic seed, we can say that it is composed of the following fundamental parts:
Tegument This term is used to define the seed envelope that is responsible for protecting it and that is also characterized by being durable.
Cotyledons It is where the food reserve is stored.
Thread. This is the point of union between what is the seed itself and the ovary.
Plumule. This concept is the one used to refer to the specific place where the first leaves are formed.
Radicle. Specifically, it can be established that this is the structure that starts from the aforementioned plumule and then becomes root.
When talking about seeds it is impossible not to refer to the germination process and it is that through this it is like those, once they are placed in the environment, they give rise to another plant. A unique process is influenced by elements such as temperature, light, oxygen or humidity itself.
The seeds are of great importance for human food. Therefore, beyond the action of nature, the man It is responsible for carrying out a productive process that includes planting, harvesting, drying and storage, among other stages.
It should be noted, finally, that seed is said to what is the starting point of something . For example: "Your lack of responsibility was the seed of this failure", "Sowing the seed of love, we will have a more just and peaceful society", "The hiring of Pep Guardiola was the seed of this process".
In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore the existence of a film, considered a classic of all time cinema, which uses the term we are addressing as a fundamental part of its title. We are referring to the film The seed of the devil. In 1968 it was when Roman Polanski directed the production of terror that revolves around a strange pregnancy resulting from a relationship with a unique creature.