terminal bud


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terminal bud

[′tər·mən·əl ‚bəd]
(botany)
A bud that develops at the apex of a stem. Also known as apical bud.
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Defoliation during early flushing caused many of the shoots to continue elongation to a small extent, add a few new small leaves as is indicated by the increase in node number, and delay terminal bud formation (Fig.
Completely defoliated twigs of white pine produced terminal bud second flushing in a few instances.
Green ash and sugar maple greenhouse seedlings also exhibited a delay in terminal bud formation when defoliation was carried out during flushing (Table 1).
There was some extension of shoot terminal bud growth, additional node formation on the stem and a delay of terminal bud maturation, particularly in white and green ash.
In cases where defoliation is known to promote some kind of terminal bud growth, the action of a foliar inhibitor is one possible mechanism of control.
Competition for nutrients and water by the leaves is another possible mechanism whereby the presence of leaves might result in the inhibition of terminal bud growth.
Doorenbos (1953) has suggested that the first indication of the onset of winter (endo) dormancy during the growing season may be when defoliation will no longer cause the terminal bud to break.
In one sense this injury/dehydration hypothesis for explaining shoot die-back appears in contradiction to the water competition hypothesis for explaining defoliation promotion of terminal bud growth.
minima terminal buds damaged than control sites (t = 5.
minima at our main research site, it significantly decreased the biomass and significantly increased the number of terminal buds damaged in southern Louisiana.
Average number of terminal buds of Salvinia minima damaged per 100 randomly checked from both treatment and control sites in Gramercy, Louisiana.