Problem: There are 2 classifications of fruit types: fleshy and dry. Describe how the traits or characteristics of each type of fruit help encourage seed dispersal. Provide examples to help illustrate your answer. 

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Both dry and fleshy fruits are enclosed by a layer called the pericarp. When the pericarp during maturity swells up into a thick fleshy layer, the fleshy fruit emerges. One example of this is the fleshy fruit of tomatoes, cherries, squash and blackberries. Because this type of fruit produces fleshy layers that has high edibility, it can initiate dispersal through the help of animals, seeds can be eaten with the flesh and be excreted and dispersed by animals to other places. Another one is through the help of water. Water initiates dispersal by carrying them in the inflow of water. Next is the through the help of gravity. Because this type of fruit has a swollen pericarp, it is heavy, and this characteristic help them fall down easily and be dispersed to be germinated.

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There are 2 classifications of fruit types: fleshy and dry. Describe how the traits or characteristics of each type of fruit help encourage seed dispersal. Provide examples to help illustrate your answer.