endocarp


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endocarp

[′en·dō‚kärp]
(botany)
The inner layer of the wall of a fruit or pericarp.
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Besides that, in contrast to previous studies (Janzen, 1971; Wright, 1983; Henderson, 2002), and in accordance to Pimentel and Tabarelli (2004), my results also pointed out that endocarp infestation by bruchids may occur even in the absence of exocarp removal by vertebrates.
Otieno looked at the endocarp one day and thought of making something, which would make people happy and also keep him busy.
Intact diaspores (T1), diaspores with scarified endocarp (T2), and diaspores with endocarp rupture (T3) and the intact seeds (T4) of S.
Such a process may have caused a reduction in the level of seed dormancy and a softening of the endocarp mechanical barrier.
Endocarp surface morphology was revealed by boiling the dried fruits in water and physically removing the rehydrated exocarp and/or mesocarp by hand.
The first stage encompasses full flower development through endocarp hardening, in which mitosis takes place during the first three weeks and then rapidly declines.
This pulp layer (mesocarp) encloses a hard, woody shell (endocarp) surrounding a light yellowish kernel, the morphological organ of interest in this study.
the fruit is removed first and then the stony mesocarp is broken and the endocarp fruit is roasted and is eaten after getting immersed with alcohol for sexual excitement and to neutralize the alcoholic effects Boraginaceae Cordia africana Lam.
The mesocarp (pulp) and the endocarp (hard cover) of the chanar fruits were removed by hand to obtain the seeds (kernels).
The orange fruit is composed of three sections, an external layer (peel), named flavedo, epicarp, or exocarp, a white portion below the exocarp, named albedo or mesocarp, and the innermost portion, the endocarp, that contains vesicles with juice and seeds [5,6].