axillary bud


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axillary bud

[′ak·sə‚ler·ē ′bəd]
(botany)
A lateral bud borne in the axil of a leaf.
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Axillary bud banks of two semiarid perennial grasses: Occurrence, longevity, and contribution to population persistence.
This is because the nodal segment propagation is limited to the number of axillary buds whereas leaf explants may induce a multitude of new shoots, depending on the regeneration capacity.
In soybeans, axillary buds develop into flowers that, when fertilized, become pods containing seeds.
In such case, the central bud is the true axillary bud that will develop into a new lateral branch; the others are called accessory buds.
The main difference between a leaf and a leaflet is the position of the axillary bud, which is located at the base of the entire leaf; leaflets do not have axillary buds.
A viable axillary bud was defined as consisting of three or more leaves produced from the phytomer of origin.
A zonal pattern characteristic of mature vegetative shoot apices becomes evident in the axillary bud during the initiation of the first leaf primordium.
Sometimes a leaflet may be larger in size than many simple leaves, therefore one must learn to look for the axillary bud to determine if the leaf is simple or compound.
The results are consistent with earlier reports indicating that cytokinins and auxins affect shoot multiplication in other plants using shoot tip or axillary bud explants (Mathew and Hariharan 1990, Rout et al.
As each apical bud grows to produce another whole unit, its development can be represented by the growth rule, A [right arrow] IL[B]A, where A = apical bud, I = internode (segment of stem between one leaf and the next), L = leaf, B = axillary bud and [] represent the start and end of a branch.