INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE
THE RICE GRAIN, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE
FRUIT OF THE RICE PLANT, DEVELOPS AT THE END OF A PANICLE
IN A CLUSTER OF SPIKELETS. THE OUTER COATING
SERVES AS PROTECTION TO THE FRUIT THAT LIES
Below are several pictures and diagrams
labeling and describingthe internal structure of the rice grain.
THIS PICTURE COMPARES THE RICE GRAIN WITH
OUTLINES OF FRUIT FROM THREE OTHER CROP PLANTS.
- WHEAT (A),
BARLEY (B), CORN (C), AND RICE (D) -
A COVERED RICE GRAIN . . . . TO
A MEDIAL LONGITUDINAL SECTION OF RICE GRAIN
(The brown center was stained with
I2KI and is the starchy endosperm; the white is the embryo sac)
To the RIGHT is a
labeling the internal
structures of a medial
of a rice grain.
BELOW is an upclose
view of the embryo.
above coorespond to
the numbers below.
The following pictures are
of the endosperm of the rice grain. The first picture is an overall view
of the endosperm, while the next two are successively closer views. It
should be noted that starch is the main substance being stored in the cells.