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monocotyledon

any flowering plant of the class Monocotyledonae, having a single embryonic seed leaf, leaves with parallel veins, and flowers with parts in threes: includes grasses, lilies, palms, and orchids

monocotyledon

[¦män·ə‚käd·əl′ēd·ən]
(botany)
Any plant of the class Liliopsida; all have a single cotyledon.
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The nucleotidesequence of the infectious cloned DNA component of Tobacco yellow dwarf virus reveals features of geminiviruses infecting monocotyledonous plants.
SCMV is an agronomically important Potyvirus infecting a variety of monocotyledonous species including important crop plants such as maize and sugarcane.
At 1st weak the population was recorded as 12.481.42 in sub plots of eradication of monocotyledonous weeds (EMW) followed by eradication dicotyledonous weeds (EDW) 10.321.36, complete eradication weeds (CEW) 7.281.03 and Weedy check (WC) 15.46 2.46.
The minimum night temperatures, transplanting of plants or the insect infestation may affect the activity of the vascular cambium (Fisher, 1975), resulting in appearance of ring-like structures in the secondary body of monocotyledonous plants (Fig.
According to Chavarri et al., grasses and, in general, all monocotyledonous present great resistance to Agrobacterium, which is why this method is highly unviable in a vast group of plants of economic importance.
The monocotyledonous plant, Curculigo latifolia, commonly known as lemba is a perennial herb belonging to the Hypoxidaceae family and was thought to be natively from Malaysia.
The anatomy of both sugarcane cultivars was found to be similar to that previously reported for other monocotyledonous species (GEORGE, 1993) (Figure 5), including grasses (GUIDERDONI; DEMARLY, 1988; VASIL et al., 1984) such as Saccharum spp.
[9] Hydrilla has the general appearance to the untrained observer of being a dicotyledonous plant, but is in fact classified as a monocotyledonous plant.
Temperature requirements for seed germination and seedling development determine riming of seedling emergence of three monocotyledonous temperate forest spring geophytes.
Monocotyledonous tissues, in general, are characterized by slow growth and sometimes are recalcitrant to growth hormones in culture media.
(Caryophyllaceae) samples, and, other than on Eleusine indica, this thrips species has not been found on any monocotyledonous weed during this research (Table 2).