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locule

[′lä‚kyül]
(botany)
A small chamber in plant tissue within which specialized structures may develop, such as within an ovary or anther.
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For the percentage of the empty locule fruit characteristic, the mean value of the progenies was 15% (Table 2).
These are tapetal cells moved toward the microspores and extensions of them are visible in the anther locule at the microspores releasing stage (fig 2 E-F).
intybus, ovary is composed of a single carpel and a locule with an ovule (Fig.
For branch duct IPMNs, (29) it can be more difficult to recognize that the cystic structures are connected to the ducts, but microscopically there are periductal glands surrounding the cysts, and the cystic locules are commonly separated by other pancreatic elements (islets or acinar parenchyma).
2 B, O, G, 3 F), in which each false locule has a placental branch; 6) fruits with more than 4 false irregular locules, due to false septa, in which the placentas are scarcely differentiated from the pericarp and packed with the seeds (S.
One half of the anthers in each Petri dish were cultivated in a vertical position, where only one locule of each anther was in a direct contact with the medium, and these anthers were plated in high density, close to one another.
Orbicules are readily observable by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) in mature anthers as a layer of tiny particles lining the inner locule wall, in close contact with the pollen grains (El-Ghazaly, 1999; Huysmans et al.
The ovary is bilocular with single ovule per locule and the placentation is axile.
Species of Didymaea are characterized by their procumbent or climbing stems, opposite leaves with ovate, oblong-ovate, lanceolate, elliptic, or rarely linear blades, small, shallowly to deeply bilobed or geminate interpetiolar stipules, axillary inflorescences with small, bisexual homostylous flowers with calyces reduced or absent, small, white to purple corollas with short tubes and 4-valvate lobes, 4 stamens with dorsifixed anthers, 2-locular ovaries with one axillary ovule per locule, and black, drupaceous fruits that are dimidiate and deeply bisulcate or sometimes subglobose.