Differentiate between hypocotyl and epicotyl

Answer:

The difference between the hypocotyl and epicotyl is explained below.

Hypocotyl

Epicotyl

The part of the embryonal axis which exists below the cotyledon in a dicot embryo is called the hypocotyl.

The part of the embryonal axis which exists above the cotyledon in a dicot embryo is known as the called epicotyl.

Hypocotyl ends with the radicle

Epicotyl ends with the plumule

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