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sieve plate

[′siv ‚plāt]
(botany)
A perforated section of the wall of a component member of a sieve tube.
(chemical engineering)
A distillation-tower tray that is perforated so that the vapor emerges vertically through the tray, passing through the liquid holdup on top of the tray; used as a replacement for bubble-cap trays in distillation. Also known as sieve tray.
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She has said that she supposes her work of that period will sink into oblivion except perhaps for two publications: one dealing with the relation of callose to pore development in the sieve plate (Esau et al.
Accumulations of P-protein in the sieve plate pores in Echium were used to test for digestibility by the enzyme pronase.
Esau recognized that the finding of virions in sieve plate pores might have been an artifact of preparation, a surge of cell contents resulting from the cutting of the phloem when it was sampled.