Aleurone layer helps in (a) storage of food in endosperm. (b ) protection of embryo. (c) utilization of stored food. (d) all of the..
The correct answer is (c) utilization of stored food.
Aleurone layer is an outer cellular layer of endosperm. It performs various functions:
1) It stores various oils and proteins, which are necessary for seed development and maturation.
2) It secretes amylase during seed germination which digests the starch present in the endosperm and provides sugars for seedling development.