Dehiscence: definition and meaning



Dehiscence is defined as the opening of a plant organ (anther, fruit, sporangium) once it has reached maturity to release its contents. For example the opening of a fruit to release the seeds (dehiscent fruit); anthers to release pollen or sporangium to release spores.

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