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The wheat grain has an embryo with one large, shield shaped cotyledon known as
  1. scutellum
  2. coleoptile
  3. epiblast
  4. coleorhiza


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The correct option is A scutellum
The seeds of monocotyledonous plants have only one cotyledon. In family Poaceae (e.g., wheat, maize etc.), this cotyledon is called scutellum, situated towards lateral side of embryonal axis.

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