The Grass Family

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Inflorescences

spikes, racemes, or panicles on teh grass flower

Bracts

floral leaf on the grass flower

floret

small flower of a composite flower

Lemma

out bract

Palea

inner bract

awn

slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses.

Chaff

bracts of gain

bran

outer wall of grain

aleurone layer

inside of brain, high protein with enzymes for germination.

endosperm

most of seed, stored food mainly in the form of starch

scutellum

transfers food to the embryo

germ

embryo with sheaths

Durum Wheat

Triticum durm

Bread Wheat

Triticum aestivum

amylose

unbranched chain of glucose molecules

amylopectin

highly branched chain of glucose molecules

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