apical bud

apical bud

[′ap·i·kəl ‚bəd]
(botany)
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The tea garden set up and botanical variables range from naturally grown bushes to methodically in-line planted gardens, from bushes that have always been hand-plucked and pruned to new varieties growing straight upright with very apical bud sets, easy to be cleanly seized by the machines.
5 mgl-1 2,4- D in eight days as compared to internode, apical bud and leaf.
Requiring an intact rhizome with the apical bud present also prohibits the formerly common practice of cutting off the rhizome and replanting it immediately on site," where often it would regrow, explains Breyfuss.
Any leaf, vegetative bud, or floral bud that arises from the node at the leaf axil is called an axillary bud, whereas the one that arises from the top is the apical bud.
Long before regulation of growth by plant hormones was discovered, botanists recognized that the apical bud causes lateral bud suppression.
If the apical bud remains undamaged, the plants grow fairly symmetrically and begin to compete with each other for space in the row.
The stolon tips had an apical bud and two nodes on which the youngest expanding leaf was kept.
The needles (up to 9 inches on mature longleaf), form a protective heat barrier around the apical bud, nestled at the base of the fragile-looking seedling.
Cutting the terminal or apical bud on any shoot means removing the source of hormones that inhibit lateral branching and ultimately more shoot tips, means more blooms in the spring - especially on roses and other terminal flowering species - than if the plants were left alone.
The apical bud in a short shoot includes primordia for leaves flushing in the following year and, in reproductive short shoots, for a female catkin.