The protective outer coat of a seed.
- Endosperm refers to the rest of the seed, i.e. the seed coat, pericarp, aleurone layer, and starchy endosperm.
- Tobacco seed consist of a seed coat, endosperm, and embryo.
- At maturity, the seed coat is primarily a protective structure, although its specific role may be varied and complex.
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