Discuss several differences between monocots and dicots and name a few dicots.
Monocots and eudicots (also known as dicots) are two major classes of flowering plants, with monocots producing grains (Corn, wheat, etc.) and eudicots producing fruits and vegetables. The major difference between monocots and eudicots is in their seed structure: monocots have seeds with one cotyledons (hence the name 'mono'), while eudicots have seeds with two cotyledons. In simpler terms, the seeds of monocots have one fruit, while those of eudicots have two. The monocot seed, upon germination, will only result in one shoot, while that of eudicot will result in a shoot that will split into two branches. The nutrient storage portion of seed, the endosperm, is separate from the monocod cotyledon; while in the case of eudicots, endosperm is absorbed into the cotyledon and is not a separate entity in a mature seed.
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