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dehiscent

[di′his·ənt]
(botany)
Becoming open at maturity to release seeds, as certain fruits.
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Fruits mature in a short period and dehisce along the septa to disperse seeds for which dry conditions are essential.
Once the scutella are yellow or brown, they may dehisce. When a raindrop hits the cup-shaped surface of the scutellum it inverts and falls off the scale and the mechanical force of this event causes the scale to throw the mature fruits.
Maturation is reached by August, and the weevils disperse when pods dehisce or fragment.
However, they still can dehisce postoperatively to a life-threatening extent.
1B) dehisce explosively (Witztum & Schulgasser, 1995), while infested capsules do not dehisce at all.
It was released on her own self-funded Dehisce label.
"There's no way to get a good handle on who's going to dehisce and who's not, so all comers need to be informed a priori of the potential," he said.
All mature fruits were collected as they began to dehisce. This occurred on 17 July at Vine, and on 12 August at Cincinnati.
Although some stems produced seed capsules, none were observed to dehisce. Stem borers girdled the upper part of 80% of the nonflowering and 98% of the flowering stems in the transect.
But unfortunately, our findings were not different from those observed in earlier studies (Agrawal and Manisha, 2007), where it suppressed auto-spore mother cells to dehisce (the ratio of auto-spore mother cells to vegetative cells increased).