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dicotyledon

1. any flowering plant of the class Dicotyledonae, normally having two embryonic seed leaves and leaves with netlike veins. The group includes many herbaceous plants and most families of trees and shrubs
2. primitive dicotyledon. any living relative of early angiosperms that branched off before the evolution of monocotyledons and eudicotyledons. The group comprises about 5 per cent of the world's plants

dicotyledon

[‚dī‚käd·əl′ēd·ən]
(botany)
Any plant of the class Magnoliopsida, all having two cotyledons.
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Pattern formation in the vascular system of monocot and dicot plant species.
While genes for the synthesis of many of the major matrix components of dicots have been defined (Farrokhi et al.
It can also be useful to identify if the weed shows a high oxalate fraction and is able to survive excessive Ca in calcareous soils and under liming, or if it behaves as plants in the Poales with a high K/Ca due to lower requirements of Ca than dicots.
Selective herbicides are a poor option because a viable seed bank of native herbaceous dicots and grasses may no longer be available to fill the void.
All the groups so far published are represented (ferns, gymnosperms, orchids, the rest of the monocots, and dicot families A-L).
American plains bison preferentially graze these short grasses and pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) feed on the dicots.
They hypothesised that perennial dicots whose roots reside in the soil for extended periods of time would provide a greater amelioration.
There are 2 main types of seeds, dicots and monocots.
These are members of the following groups of vascular plants: Pteridophytes, 15 species; Confiers, 5 species; Monocots, 106 species; and Dicots, 295 species.
This publication will eventually include all vascular plants with volumes published to date covering all ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms, and some angiosperms including two subclasses of dicots, Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae, and four subclasses of monocots, Alismatidae, Arecidae, Commelinidae (in part), and Zingiberidae.
Unique among dicots, the milkweed's pollination system is an important reproductive characteristic that has facilitated these studies.
The hitch is that the plant genetic engineer's courier, the crown-gall bacterium Agrobacterium tumifaciens, only infects dicots, such as flax.