dehiscent

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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.
When a drop of rain hits the cup-shaped top of a yellow or brown scutellum, it dehisces and falls off the plant and the resulting mechanical energy from this event causes the scales to throw the nutlets away from the plant.
General Risks Factors of Wound Dehiscence Factors Rationale Gender Males are more prone to dehisce than females.
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.
Fruits mature and dehisce in late summer or early fall.
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).
Pods mature during August to September, with seeds being dispersed as pods dehisce and fragment.
The anthers are appendiculated and dehisce by apical slits which open or close according to ambient humidity (Fig.
Bolls of all genotypes harvested at 38 DPA in 1998 and 42 DPA in 1999 were considered fully mature when sutures started to dehisce naturally.