eye spot


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eye spot

  1. a light-sensitive organelle present in unicellular organisms, green algae, zoospores and some gametes.
  2. a pattern on the wings of some insects, particularly moths, which appears eyelike (see WARNING COLORATION).
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CP 94-1100 has shown adequate levels of field resistance in Florida to eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.
CP 92-1213 has shown field resistance in Florida to eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.
CP 92-1641 has shown field resistance in Florida to eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.
CP 92-1666 has shown field resistance in Florida to eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.
CP 89-11509 has shown resistance in Florida to sugarcane mosaic virus; eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.
CP 88-1540 has shown adequate resistance for commercial production in Florida to sugarcane mosaic virus (strain E), eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.
CP 89-2143 has shown adequate resistance for commercial production in Florida to leaf scald [caused by Xanthomonas albilineans (Ashby) Dowson], eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.
NYT Syndicate The brilliant, intricate patterns on butterfly wings " from haunting eye spots to iridescent splashes of blue " look as if they were painted on by teams of artists.
Asteroids scarcely miss us and the eye spots in the sun flash their