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adventitious

(of a plant or animal part) developing in an abnormal position, as a root that grows from a stem

adventitious

[‚ad·ven′tish·əs]
(biology)
Also known as adventive.
Acquired spontaneously or accidentally, not by heredity.
Arising, as a tissue or organ, in an unusual or abnormal place.
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Significant effects of NaCl X P on adventitious root length was clearly demonstrated (Table 2), though adventitious root length was reduced with salinity, it increased by P treatment within concentrations of NaCl less than or equal to 50 mM only (Table 2).
Adventitious VI can precipitate a bereavement reaction in children and adolescents (32), and it may serve as a factor that contributed to discrepancies between findings of this study and those of previous studies.
1968; Franks & Lattal, 1976; Spradlin, 1966), we elected to incorporate the procedure for the purpose of minimizing the possibility of an adventitious reinforcement effect.
What are the advantages and limitations of sympodial stems with adventitious roots, and what role does xylem play in the root/stem juncture?
Subtheme 3: The Adventitious Nature of the Church as the Body of Christ
There have been other reports of safety breaches affecting bulk harvests because of the inadvertent introduction of adventitious viruses; these were, however, detected during in-process testing and did not affect patient safety.
Weaker correlations were observed with less severe defect types, such as bark distortions and adventitious knots.
Among the topics are digestive physiology of fish and shrimp, proteins and amino acids, minerals, anti-nutritional factors and adventitious toxins in feeds, larval nutrition, effects of alternative ingredients and strategies on nutritional quality, and food composition tables.
In the present study, the reduction of ADFI in FRG2 and FRG3 treatments was in agreement with a previous study of our lab which observed that the inclusion of the dietary ginseng (15 g/kg wild ginseng adventitious root meal) decreased ADG and ADFI in finishing pigs.
In addition to contamination that can result from handling, the analyst also must be aware of the confounding nature of adventitious contaminants.
After introducing her interpretative alternative in the first chapter, Boyle next explores how Descartes' triple ambiguity affects both his distinction between the innate and the adventitious and his account of clarity and distinctness.