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  • n. A major clade within angiosperms, comprising most of the broadly defined dicotyledons.
  • n. Plural form of eudicot.


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  • Arabidopsis is in a plant group called eudicots, however, while maize and many other food crops belong to a group known as monocots.

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  • There are three general root types. a. A taproot is common in eudicots; this first or primary root grows straight down and remains the dominant root of a plant; it is often fleshy and adapted to store food (e.g., carrots, beets). b.

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  • The distinction between monocots and eudicots represents an important evolutionary division that relates to many structures.

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  • Flowering plants are divided into monocots and eudicots based on these traits.

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  • The release of the complete genomes of the angiosperm eudicots

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  • From this ancestral pathway, switches toward successive cytokinesis occurred among basal angiosperms and monocots, generally associated with a switch toward centrifugal intersporal wall formation, whereas eudicots evolved toward an almost exclusive production of regular tetrahedral tetrads.

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