[CBSE AIPMT 2015]
Correct Option (b)
Reason : The grain of wheat, maize or rice is a caryopsis. The embryo in such grains lies laterally near the base of the grain. The embryo consists of an upper
large, shield shaped cotyledon known as scutellum. The scutellum is closely pressed against the endosperm and helps in the translocation of nutrients from endosperm to the growing embryo at the time of germination and seedling growth.