haustorium


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haustorium

[hȯ′stȯr·ē·əm]
(botany)
An outgrowth of certain parasitic plants which serves to absorb food from the host.
Food-absorbing cell of the embryo sac in nonparasitic plants.
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The haustorium inducer 2, 6 dimethoxybenzequinone synthetic stimulants (DMBQ) was provided by Prof.
A tomato plant poked by a haustorium, however, panics.
Localized hormone fluxes and early haustorium development in the hemi-parasitic plant Triphysaria versicolor.
This process was followed by a reduction of the haustorium, which atrophies and tends to detach from the cotyledonary petiole (Figure 2C).
Data on percentage of germination, growth, and haustorium initiation were calculated for each treatment.
This latter parasite also penetrates the host with a long haustorium and shares the undivided stalk cell of the appendage, but differs from L.
However, haustorium initiation by the root macerate was significantly reduced.
The haustorium and the chemistry of host recognition in parasitic angiosperms.
In all parasitic plants, the haustorium is the organ which makes physical and physiological bridge between the parasite and the host plant [28].
Structure and function of transfer cells in the sporophyte haustorium of Funaria hygrometrica Hedw.
Such fruits were tied with nylon fiber to the twigs of guava plants (Psidium guajava) to allow the formation of the holdfast and the emergence of the haustorium.