epicarp


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epicarp

[′ep·ə‚kärp]
(botany)
The outer layer of the pericarp. Also known as exocarp.
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After drying, a change was observed in the texture of the fruits, which were extremely rigid and furrowed, so it was necessary to immerse the fruits in water to remove the epicarp together with the mesocarp.
Epicarp was removed before the PPF production, and there are structures for mechanical defence of lipid origin in the cell wall, such as waxes and resins (Soares & Machado, 2007), which might increase the EE content if PPF is produced using also the epicarp.
The seeds were subjected to different concentrations of G[A.sub.3] and IAA, surgical exposure of the embryo by removing the seed wall, epicarp and mesocarp, chilling and incubation under alternating light and dark and continuous dark conditions in order to break dormancy (Table 3, Figure 1F).
Additionally, the contents of total dietary fiber (TDF) and its soluble (SDF) and insoluble fractions (IDF) present in the endocarp (pulp) and epicarp (peel) of these fruits were compared, using an enzymatic gravimetric method (AOAC No991.43).
In some cases European terms are used rather than their North American equivalents (epicarp vs exocarp).
The flesh was removed and the seeds collected were washed and dried for easy removal of the epicarp. The Melon seeds were then divided into two, one portion of which was subjected to sun-drying while the second was oven-dried.
jauari (Wallace, 1853) are used as bait for fishing, and the epicarp of A.
lycocarpum is greyish due to its hairs, but the epicarp underneath them is greenish.
The brief wetting loosens the outer coverings and allows easier pulping (drum or disc) to remove the outermost layer (red epicarp) and most of the sticky mesocarp.