drupelet


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drupelet

[′drüp·lət]
(botany)
An individual drupe of an aggregate fruit. Also known as grain.
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The drupelets were obtained from the soil sample (300g soil) and then rinsed with water, disinfected with 70% alcohol for 30 seconds followed by 0.1% mercuric chloride surface sterilized for five min (Zhang et al., 2009).
Paraffin sections of diseased fruits have shown that the fungal mycelium infects mulberry drupelets and then disintegrates into small black particles, which form the outer wall of newly forming sclerotia.
The fig is the oldest cultivated plant according to the fossil records of dried fruit (syconia) and seeds (drupelets) found in the ancient ruins in the Gilgal Village of the lower Jordan Valley dated back to 11,400 years before present (KISLEV et al., 2006).
As a result, normal drupelets formation and maturation are prevented, thereby destroying the mulberries as edible fruit (Siegler and Jenkins,