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Images Dated 25th June 2004

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Germinated seed, SEM Featured 25 Jun 2004 Print

Germinated seed, SEM

Germinated seed. Image 4 of 4. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the final stage in the germination of a plant seed. The seed coat (testa) has been lost. The embryonic plant that emerged has two main parts. The radicle (white), the embryonic root, is growing downwards in a response to gravity that is called geotropism. The root hairs increase the ability of the root to obtain water and nutrients from its surroundings. The embryonic shoot (plumule) will grow upwards against gravity to the light, and its seed leaves (cotyledons, green) will photosynthesise. This is a swede (Brassica napus) seedling. For images of seed germination, see B787/394-397 and B787/398

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Germinating seed, SEM Featured 25 Jun 2004 Print

Germinating seed, SEM

Germinating seed. Image 1 of 4. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of one of the earliest stages of the germination of a plant seed. The radicle (white), the embryonic root, is beginning to emerge from the seed coat (testa, brown). This can be prompted by a number of things, including light, warmth and the presence of water. The rest of the embryonic plant is still inside the seed. Eventually, the embryonic shoot (plumule) will emerge and seed leaves (cotyledons) will begin to photosynthesise while the root gathers nutrients from the soil. This is a swede (Brassica napus) seed. For a sequence of seed germination, see images B787/394-397 and B787/398

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Food pyramid Featured 25 Jun 2004 Print

Food pyramid

Food pyramid showing the recommended proportions of food types for a healthy, balanced diet. The largest part of the diet should be carbohydrates from bread, cereal, rice and pasta (pyramid base), with 6-11 servings daily. The next layer of the pyramid is fruit and vegetables, with a combined amount of 6-9 servings daily. These provide many essential vitamins and minerals. The next layer is lean meat, beans, eggs and nuts (protein content), and milk, yoghurt and cheese (calcium and protein content), both groups requiring moderation (2-3 servings daily). Finally at the top of the pyramid are fats and oils, and sweets (added sugar), which should be used sparingly (0-3 servings daily)

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