bud scale


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bud scale

[′bəd ‚skāl]
(botany)
One of the modified leaves enclosing and protecting buds in perennial plants.
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In that analysis, diameter of current annual growth was the dependent variable, with location on the twig (at the bud scale scar or bite) where diameter was measured, previous browsing history (browsed or unbrowsed), and their interaction as main effects.
The number of mites per bud was determined by dissecting the stained buds and counting individual mites of all life stages (excluding the eggs) on the inside of the bud scales with the aid of a dissecting microscope at X63.
The colonies then survive the winter in bud scales and cracks in the bark ready to infect the young leaves as they appear in spring.