Awn (arista)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6754-9_1431

Awn is a part of the glume present in some monocot plants (wheat). It supposedly has a role in photosynthesis, water regulation of the kernel and in seed dispersal.  glume; Elbaum R et al 2007 Science 316:884.

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