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basipetal

[bā′sip·əd·əl]
(biology)
Movement or growth from the apex toward the base.
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2007), the secondary branches are initiated basipetally in Cynodon and amphipetally in the other genera of the clade.
Freezing proceeded acropetally and basipetally in root tissues and ice crystals were propagated throughout connected roots within seconds.
In oat, as is typical in grasses, the lower internodes are the first to differentiate and elongate with the internodes elongating basipetally from the intercalary meristem of each internode (Kaufman et al.
1991), in which the ray flowers are initiated basipetally, yielding a bidirectionally initiated inflorescence.
Green and Goetz (1973), on the other hand, found that blade length increased basipetally across seven internodes for western wheatgrass [Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.
In a few even more extreme examples, some condensed heads mature neither acropetally nor basipetally and thus seem to have no discernable pattern of maturation at all.