epinasty


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epinasty

[′ep·ə‚nas·tē]
(botany)
Growth changes in which the upper surface of a leaf grows, thus bending the leaf downward.
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After eight weeks of culture, these plants did not show symptoms of ethylene growth inhibition: epinasty or hiperhidricity (figures 3 and 4).
Both tomato and pea plants are susceptible to oxygen deficiencies; they will show signs of epinasty, which is the downward bending of the petioles (Figure 9-8), wilt, and eventually die if the problem is not corrected.
onset of flooding, with chlorosis, epinasty, and abscission, and results
Keller CP, Van Volkenburgh E (1997) Auxin-induced epinasty of tobacco leaf tissues.
0 g of active ingredient per tree of Paclobutrazol growth regulator was applied; subsequently, irrigation was ceased and when the plants presented symptoms of epinasty of terminal buds (Mouco & Albuquerque, 2005) application of calcium nitrate in the leaves to break bud dormancy and induce uniform flowering was performed.
The adhesion of bacteria in host tissues causes browning of the xylem, foliar epinasty and wilt (Wydra and Beri, 2006).