Full Maturity

Full Maturity

 

the last stage in the maturation of bread grains. At full maturity, the stalks of wheat, rye, oat, and barley plants yellow and dry out completely. The grain hardens to the point that it cannot be cut by a knife and may be only split. Morphogenesis is complete, and the chemical composition has been established. However, at full maturity, the grain has not yet reached physiological maturity. It does not germinate at all or has low germinative capacity until undergoing a period of additional post-harvest maturation. The stage of full maturity lasts three to five days. When the grain is left standing too long, its quality decreases and losses from shedding increase.

References in classic literature ?
They swept along above cultivated fields of tobacco, maize, and barley, at full maturity, and here and there immense rice-fields, full of straight stalks and purple blossoms.
In a new study, researchers from the University of Edinburgh have been able to develop a human egg in a lab from its earliest stage to full maturity for the first time.
Oscar (L), Ricardo Carvalho (M), Hulk (R) with Shanghai SIPG jersey, Courtesy of South China Morning Post CAIRO -- 16 February 2018: The Chinese Super League has burst into the elite football field and has done so not only by signing players at the end of their career, but also by convincing them to leave Europe in full maturity.
The study is the first time a human egg has been developed in the laboratory from its earliest stage to full maturity.
Scientists have grown human egg cells to full maturity in the lab in a potential breakthrough for fertility treatment, they announced in a study published Friday.
A total of 48 eggs reached the final stage of the process, and of those, nine reached full maturity.
Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggsin a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity -- a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice.
This means the local retail market has still not reached full maturity, which indicates positive signs for growth potential.
HP collaborated with more than 10 local and national groups with their new landscaping, which will reach full maturity by summer 2019.
The competition, which is in its third year, focused on long term business achievements that were initiated several years ago and are now reaching full maturity and achieving their aims.
Two clones from each mother are being grown to full maturity in order to determine which phenotype will be chosen for permanent production.
Free Range British turkey, reared slowly to full maturity and free to roam and roost in open woodland, enjoying a diet of high-quality feed.