SAT Subject Biology Practice Question 219: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 219

9. Which structure allows photosynthesis to begin in a germinating dicot plant?

A. Cotyledon
B. Endosperm
C. Embryonic root
D. Apical meristem
E. Lateral meristem

Correct Answer: A


The cotyledons of a dicot seed form the first "leaves" of the germinating plant. These are not true leaves, but they are capable of photosynthesis.

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