indehiscent


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indehiscent

[¦in·də′his·ənt]
(botany)
Remaining closed at maturity, as certain fruits.
Not splitting along regular lines.
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In addition, gene-editing tools, such as the CRISPR/Cas immune system, could be used to reduce the expression of the INDEHISCENT gene, thereby delaying seed release and reducing crop loss, read the statement.
Thus, studies that rely only on marked seeds may underestimate dispersal distances, especially for plant species with indehiscent fruits (Tuck Haugaasen et al.
The pericarp can be fleshy or dry; when dry, it can be either dehiscent or indehiscent.
About 2-3 stands were brought together and shaken in such a way that the black 'seeds' which are actually the achenes (dry indehiscent one-seeded fruits characteristic of the Compositae) dropped on the white sheet.
Indehiscent genotypes were developed cooperatively by Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo Agroalimentario (Murcia, Spain) and Institut fur Pflanzenbau und Pflanzenzuchtung (Gottingen, Germany).
FRUIT: Indehiscent black capsules, numerous on long stalks; NOT ORNAMENTAL.
Characters that define this group include a markedly differentiated ridge on the pollen wall (character 49) and indehiscent fruits (62) with a warty surface (59), a strongly lignified pericarp (60), and a fleshy mesocarp (61).
Nut--(1) An indehiscent, one-celled and one-seeded, hard and bony fruit, as the acorn of Quercus.
Female flowers often possess characters such as indehiscent anthers (Bawa 1977), staminodes (Agren et al.
Scales of the female flowers become fleshy and fuse to form small, indehiscent strobili commonly called berries, which ripen the first, second, or occasionally the third year, depending upon the species involved.
The flower produces a single fruit, an indehiscent, single-seeded achene.
The proportion of these 10 flowers having indehiscent anthers was also recorded.