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    Differentiate between Excoscopic and endoscopic pattern of development in embryo ?

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    There are two basic patterns of embryo development - Exoscopic and Endoscopic. Exo implies "out of" and endo implies 'into'. Scopic refers to the archegonium. The shoot apical meristem of excoscopic embryos grows ...

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    Embry development can be exoscopic or endoscopic. Each type of embryo development is restricted to specific plant groups. Excoscopic embryo development typically occurs in Bryophyta, Psilophyta and Sphenophyta. However, endoscopic embryo development is restricted to Cycadophyta, Coniferophyta and Anthophyta