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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