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Legume Study Guide
Goal of the Unit: The goal of this unit is to provide a brief introduction to the biology and diversity of the legumes and some of their important contributions.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this unit you should be able to:
Bean Identification (not on exam)
For each of the following beans, can you (a) identify it; (b) indicate on a map the area to which it is native; and (c) give some use for the bean;
Legume Structure (not on exam)
Obtain a fruit (legume) of a bean plant. Can you locate the place where the stamesn and other floral organs were attached? Open the pod along one side. Sketch the interior of the fruit. Locate the seeds, funiculus and placenta.
Seed Structure (not on exam)
Obtain a bean seed that was soaked overnight. Locate the hilum. Gently squeeze the seed and look for the micropyle. Remove the seed coat and locate the embryo (including epicotyl, hypocotyl, radicle, and cotyledons).
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