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monocotyledon

any flowering plant of the class Monocotyledonae, having a single embryonic seed leaf, leaves with parallel veins, and flowers with parts in threes: includes grasses, lilies, palms, and orchids

monocotyledon

[¦män·ə‚käd·əl′ēd·ən]
(botany)
Any plant of the class Liliopsida; all have a single cotyledon.
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The interaction of the class III HD-ZIP/KANADI genes in the stem of monocots with secondary growth remains unexplained so far, although it has provided an interesting direction for future work (Dinneny & Yanofsky, 2004).
What later happened was that the accused infringer (DeKalb) managed to infect and regenerate monocots and thereby produce the same herbicide resistance.
In monocots (Carlquist, 2012) and in some genera of ferns, (e.
The collaboration has secured a three year, multi-million pound grant from the Natural Environment Research Council to develop a novel, biodiversity web-resource for monocot plants.
The PAO enzyme is conserved across a wide range of plants, both monocots and dicots, which implies that the gene coding for it was present early in plant evolution.
Givnish and his colleagues sequenced ndhF, a rapidly evolving gene found in the chloroplast, in 35 bromeliads and 16 closely related monocots to infer relationships among present-day bromeliad genera.
Lemnaceae, or duckweeds, are a family of monocots that thrive in eutrophic freshwater environments.
These values are also higher than the average reported for monocots, herbs, long-lived perennials, restricted geographical distributed plants and wind-dispersed seeded plants (Hamrick and Godt, 1989; Daniel et al.
In particular, the matrix polysaccharides of grasses and other recently evolved monocots (plants with single seed leaves and parallel veination) are quite distinct from those of dicots (plants with two seed leaves and branched veins) (table 1) (Carpita 1996).
The remaining three were within 15 m of small, depressed areas ~3-10 m in length dominated by small patches of broadleaf monocots including Heliconia sp.
It was also observed that the addition of certain chemicals such as cobalt chloride or silver nitrate to the culture medium can inhibit ethylene production or its function by blocking certain steps in the pathway (Pua and Chi, 1993) and increases in vitro regeneration in monocots (Purnhauser et al.
A total of 19 families were reported in both the sites and among them 12 were dicots and 7 monocots.