caryopsis


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caryopsis

[‚kar·ē′äp·səs]
(botany)
A small, dry, indehiscent fruit having a single seed with such a thin, closely adherent pericarp that a single body, a grain, is formed.
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Relatively low caryopsis and legume-seed raft concentrations may be explained in at least three ways.
It might be due to the fact that carbohydrates synthesized before anther shedding are stored in the caryopsis through redistribution from assimilate found in the stalks (Iqbal et al.
The normal pattern of germination in hulled seed primarily involved the radicle rupturing the pericarp and subsequently the lemma, with the coleoptile forcing its way between the caryopsis and lemma.
Hilum shape changes from long and linear to short relative to the caryopsis length and broad or punctiform within the PACC clade ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED], node 15) and then is reversed among some Arundinoids.
The chaffy pure-seed (consisting of a caryopsis and its subtending appendages) content of the heavy seed fraction of this blowing technique was 98% ([+ or -] 1%) for each species.
Our main objective was to assess the relative importance of oat caryopsis size and genotype in affecting wild oat-oat competition in the greenhouse.
Germinated seed were defined as those from which the coleoptiles were protruding from the caryopsis.
A wide range of variation in degree of seed or caryopsis dormancy was observed in the weedy strain-derived B[C.
The caryopsis of eastern gamagrass is encased in a cupule, a hard fruit case comprised of a modified rachis and hard glumes that surrounds the lemma and palea.
is a genetic stock carrying a dominant gene Ba, causing blue color in the endosperm of the caryopsis.
Several morphological and physiological characteristics including kernel row type, caryopsis type, rachilla hair type, brittleness of rachis, and growth habit have been investigated, and a database of barley germplasm has been established.