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A silicle-like capsule, but usually at least four times as long as it is wide, which opens by sutures at either margin and has parietal placentation.



the dry psuedo-bilocular paracarpous fruit of most plants of the family Cruciferae. A silique is formed from two carpels and is usually dehiscent by two valves from the base to the apex. What remains on the plant are the placentas and a more or less transparent false-disseptiment. Indehiscent siliques (garden radish) and jointed siliques (wild radish) are less common.

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Gharache et al, [4] Water stress at silique feeding reduced grain per silique and grain yield, biological yield, harvest index characteristics.
Data in Table (1) reveals that water stress deficit Variety and Zn ,Fe foliar application were affected on Number of silique per plant, Number of grain in silique, 1000grain Weight, Height plant, chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b are significant (p < 0.
Although the basic peroxidase isoenzyme has been previously reported in Arabidopsis leaves, this paper is the first report of such an isoenzyme in roots, flowers, stems, and immature siliques.
Using standard methods of gene isolation, Chaudhury's team isolated a gene that controls the initial steps of silique formation and seed development.
In the original male-sterile mutant, the siliques begin to develop, but arrest if it is not fertilised by pollen from another, normal plant.
The results showed that, there was significant difference among cultivars in aspect of number of silique in plant, number of seed in silique, 1000 seed weight and seed yield (Table 5).
If seed collection is desired, siliques (seed pods) can be removed from the inflorescence stalk with small scissors once they have turned yellow.