sclerotesta


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sclerotesta

[‚skler·ə′tes·tə]
(botany)
The middle hard layer of the testa in various seeds.
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wadei) have a three-layered coat consisting of the sarcotesta, sclerotesta and a thin membraneous jacket (Dehgan and Yuen, 1983).
Detecting endogenous growth regulators on the sarcotesta, sclerotesta, endosperm and embryo by paper chromatography on fresh and old seeds of two Papaya's varieties.
riedlei (City of Joondalup 2010); however, Lyon (1833) recorded it to mean 'to eat', while Brandenstein (1988:59) lists boya as a word for stone, possibly referencing the hard stony sclerotesta of the seed.
Detecting endogenous growth regulators on the sarcotesta, sclerotesta, endosperm and embry by paper chromatography on fresh and old seeds of two papaya varieties.
If the sarcotesta has decayed or has already been eaten, the remaining inner seed shell (sclerotesta) can be opened to attain the edible internal kernel (Jones 1993: 60; Snow and Walter 2007).
The smallest 1 cm long ovules, preserved as the sclerotesta (see Halle, 1927), are associated with, or in organic connection with Neuropteris flexuosa Sternberg (Zodrow and McCandlish 1980b) which is shown in Fig.
tenuis both display a distinct sclerotesta around the female gametophyte at the time of sexual maturity (i.e., when eggs are present within the female gametophyte but embryos are absent; Stewart 1951; Matten et al.
(2006), "The typical gymnospermous seed coat comprises three layers: and outer fleshy parenchymatous layer (sarcotesta), a middle sclerenhymatous (stony) layer (sclerotesta) and an innermost parenchymatous layer (endotesta) which generally collapses at maturity and fonns a thin membranous layer".
In this particular method, the kernels were removed whole from the sclerotesta, rolled in hot sand mixed with charcoal and then placed in a bag with more charcoal.
middle layer (the sclerotesta), and a thin, membranous inner layer (the
the inner woody sclerotesta. Endosperm haploid, derived from the female