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the aggregate fruit (nut) characteristic of beets, goosefoot, and other plants of the family Chenopodiaceae. In every flower the leaflets of the perianth envelop the ovary with their recurved tips, which coalesce and later develop into utricles.

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Kind of remains: Leaves, achenes, and putative utricles and spike remains.
Time interval: Fruits and utricles reported from the LateOligocene (Chattian).
Prostatic utricle cyst communicates with the prostatic urethra and are located in the midline, posterior to the bladder, and anterior to the rectum, as described in this case.
Irrespective of the age of presentation, prostatic utricle cyst should be ruled out in a male patient with clinical history of urinary incontinence.
These plants possibly confine living organisms not only to absorb nitrogen and phosphorous, also for the C[O.sub.2] produced through respiratory activity of the community inside the utricles. This would explain why U.
Further research should complement this study by including aspects like seasonal variation in prey composition, variation and percentage of inverted biomass in utricles, and comparison of productivity of these plants with and without bladders to find out how they can be affected by lack of carnivory-supplied nitrogen.
Warchol, also at the University of Virginia, and their co-workers began the second study with utricle tissue removed from humans and guinea pigs.
Caption: Figure 7: Ad-GFP-Baylor (a) and Ad-GFP-VB (b) transduce supporting cells and hair cells in the mouse utricle when injected at P0.
acutimontana whose achenes are not very visible because they are covered by the utricles. From C.
Utricles have been never found, apart from small fragments adhering to the achenes.
The broad consensus over the past 100 years is that starting from a Schoenoxiphiumor Kobresia-like ancestor with highly compound inflorescences subtended by cladoprophylls and composed of bisexual spikelets, open utricles, and tristigmatic pistils, each of the remaining Cariceae genera could be derived by reduction (see Reznicek, 1990; Starr et al., 2004).