- Soak a few seeds of Bengal gram (chana) and keep them overnight.
- Drain the excess water and cover the seeds with a wet cloth and leave them for a day. Make sure that the seeds do not become dry.
- Cut open the seeds carefully and observe the different parts.
- Compare your observations with the Fig. 8.9 and see if you can identify all the parts.
Figure 8.9 Germination
Two cotyledons of the seed can be observed showing radicle and plumule.
These parts are similar as shown in the figure 8.9.