The most active part of a corn seed is the radicle, which is the embryonic root. The radicle is the first part to emerge when germination occurs. The endosperm stores the energy used by the radicle during growth.
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Karen Carter has spent the last three years working as a technology specialist in the public school system. This position included hardware/software installation, customer support, and writing training manuals. She also spent four years as a newspaper editor/reporter at the Willapa Harbor Herald.