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boll

the fruit of such plants as flax and cotton, consisting of a rounded capsule containing the seeds

boll

[bōl]
(botany)
A pod or capsule (pericarp), as of cotton and flax.
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The seed produced from such bolls suffer from viability and germination issues, and such crop cannot be used for seed production.
All of agronomical practices were consulted to concerned sections.All squares, flowers and small bolls wereremoved from caged plants, only mature bolls were left.
Briefly, the bolls (capsule walls plus bracts) of eight plants were covered with aluminum foil.
Bolls found that respondents identified as reward seekers were much more likely to engage with news websites as well as more likely to use mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets to consume news.
Cotton plants sampled in this area also were severely infested (91% of bolls).
On the basis of results from these tests, boll size data were transformed by the square of data, plant height data were transformed by the log of data, fiber elongation ([E.sub.1]) and strength ([T.sub.1]) were transformed by the reciprocal square root of data, fiber length data (2.5 SL and 50 SL) were transformed using the reciprocal square transformation, and the ratios lint percentage and length uniformity were transformed by the arcsine square root transformation.
Heinrich Boll's work lends itself to an investigation of intertextuality for a variety of reasons.
Bolls per plant###175.95###31.459###34.098###34.373###210.05###13.85###83.77###21.246###50.38
from sticks pleading that pink bollworm Larvae undergo 'Diapause' in these bolls as Pupae and come out of bolls in summer season to hit crops for survival.
Cotton should not be picked from unripe boll as it can damage quality of the rest of the stock.