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midrib

[′mid‚rib]
(botany)
The large central vein of a leaf.
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Keywords: brown midrib corn silage, conventional corn silage, dry matter disappearance kinetics, dairy cows.
WPCs filled with pretreated and untreated particles of three wood species and date palm midrib fronds were manufactured, and their physical, mechanical, and dimensional stability properties were evaluated.
Hydropoten (Hd) occur in the epidermis of the abaxial surface--Epabax--(Figure 1A) in all species, along the leaf, including the midrib.
One WD transducer was positioned on the upper side of the leaf, at the proximal third of the leaf midrib [24], except in common beech, where better results were obtained when the sensor was positioned on the lower side of the leaf.
Brown midrib forage genotypes usually contain less lignin and have altered lignin chemical composition (Bucholtz et al.
The mesophyll of Gymnostachys qualifies, as does the ground tissue of many petioles and larger midribs (Table II).
These genera are recognized on the basis of the gall morphology and galling site on the host plant: Phyllocolpa species form simple leaf folds or rolls, Pontania species form leaf blade galls, and Euura species are leaf midrib, petiole, bud, or stem gallers (Meyer 1987; Price and Roininen 1993).
The leafy part cooks more quickly than the midribs so tear or cut the midrib section, separating it from the leaf and cook the ribs for a few minutes before adding the leaves.
There are several named mixes, such as 'Bright Lights', with superbly coloured midribs and veins in glowing golden yellow, shocking pink and deep crimson, but before we consider their foliage we must think about the taste.
An elegant grass with slender, refined leaves and silver midribs, the inflorescence is decidedly pink - as you'd expect.
All the plant parts of coconut (husks, shell, water, meat, inflorescence, fronds, leaves, midribs and trunks) can be processed into various products, each of which can spawn small and medium scale enterprises which generate rural employment and create added value to the economy.
Three fast-growing trees, namely Acacia saligna, Conocarpus erectus, and Melia azedarach, as well as date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) midribs, were evaluated for their suitability for particleboard production.