shoot apex


Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • shoot apex — noun : growing point …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoot tip — The terminal bud (0.1 1.0 mm) of a plant, which consists of the apical meristem (0.05 0.1 mm) and the immediately surrounding leaf primordia and developing leaves, and adjacent stem tissue. Synonym: shoot apex …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • apex — [ eɪpɛks] noun (plural apexes or apices eɪpɪsi:z) 1》 the top or highest part of something, especially one forming a point.     ↘Botany the growing point of a shoot. 2》 the highest point of achievement. verb reach a high point or climax. Origin… …   English new terms dictionary

  • apex —   , plural apices. Tip; distal end of an organ such as a shoot, leaf, or root; in cycads, also the growing point of the caudex …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • apex — The portion of a root or shoot containing the primary or apical meristem …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • root apex — The apical meristem of a root; very similar to the shoot apical meristem in that it forms the three meristematic areas: the protoderm (develops into the epidermis); the procambium (the stele); and the growth meristem (the cortex) …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • plant development — Introduction       a multiphasic process in which two distinct forms succeed each other in alternating generations. One form, created by the union of sexual cells (gametes (gamete)), contains two sets of similar chromosomes (diploid). At sexual… …   Universalium

  • angiosperm — /an jee euh sperrm /, n. Bot. a plant having its seeds enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant. Cf. gymnosperm. [ANGIO + SPERM] * * * ▪ plant Introduction       any member of the more than 300,000 species of flowering plants (division Anthophyta) …   Universalium

  • Phyllotaxie — Ananas (Ananas nanus) Pin cembro (Pinus cem …   Wikipédia en Français

  • plant — plantable, adj. plantless, adj. plantlike, adj. /plant, plahnt/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Plantae, comprising multicellular organisms that typically produce their own food from inorganic matter by the process of photosynthesis and that… …   Universalium

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