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silking

Fine parallel lines in a paint film which follow the direction of flow or drainage of paint from the work.
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Delayed fertilization of early silking ovaries apparently allowed later-developing flowers to achieve greater potential, resulting in more successful tip kernel pollination.
Although our experiments were not done with inbreds, poor synchronization of pollen shed with silking in seed fields could result in situations where pollen becomes available when silks are older and less receptive, in a situation analogous to protogyny.
The objective of the present work was to analyze the pattern of floret and silk differentiation along the ear of two hybrids of contrasting ear size (i.e., number of spikelets per ear) to (i) establish the relationship between spikelet initiation and silk initiation, (ii) characterize the pattern of silk elongation before and after silking, and (iii) evaluate the role of silk emergence (i.e., exposure to sunlight) and/or pollination on the pattern of silk elongation.