monocotyledon

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monocotyledon

any flowering plant of the group Monocotyledonae. See DICOTYLEDON for comparative table (Fig. 131).
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Monopartite geminiviruses infecting monocots and dicots, with satellites in the Old World (OW), to strict bipartite geminiviruses infecting dicots without satellites in the New World (NW) (Nawaz- ul-Rehman and Fauquet, 2009).
2002) Diversity of bulbous monocots in Turkey with special reference.
This characteristic is common in Poaceae and Cyperaceae species, and although it has evolved independently in each group, this feature would be important to characterize these families as monocots (Wheeler Haines, 1975).
Because monocots make up a large proportion of its diet (Cameron and Eshelman, 1996; Walker and Rose, 2009), S.
Monocots constitute approximately 20 per cent (70,000 species) of all higher plants and include numerous groups of the highest conservation, ecological and economic importance, such as grasses, sedges, orchids, palms and aroids.
Of the species present 26 were monocots in five families while 80 were dicots in 31 families.
The PAO enzyme is conserved across a wide range of plants, both monocots and dicots, which implies that the gene coding for it was present early in plant evolution.
Furthermore, it was possible to distinguish the main monophyletic groups within angiosperms: Monocots, Magnolidae and the Eudicots.
The company said that the trait, which has shown exceptional promise for use in corn and other monocots, conveys robust tolerance to broadleaf and grass herbicides, including 2,4-D and the FOP family of herbicides.
Givnish and his colleagues sequenced ndhF, a rapidly evolving gene found in the chloroplast, in 35 bromeliads and 16 closely related monocots to infer relationships among present-day bromeliad genera.