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propagule

  1. an infective stage of a plant PATHOGEN such as a fungal spore, by which the organism gains entry into a plant host.
  2. any part of an organism that is liberated from the adult form and which can give rise to a new individual, such as a fertilized egg or spore.

propagule

an ecological term; the minimum number of individuals of a species required to colonize an island.
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Annual plants like Cannabis are designed to maximize propagule production, achieved in part by growing as large as possible within the limitations of the length of their season and the cultural conditions of their growth sites.
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The findings of this paper support the hypothesis that field growth of Atlantic white-cedar is dependent upon the geographic origin of the propagule, with a North Carolina provenance growing faster than the three New Jersey provenances.
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It is also important, therefore, to conduct studies that will quantify switchgrass performance in various ecological settings in order to mitigate the risk of propagule escape and establishment.
The frequency of natural seed and propagule dispersal to sites may also be pivotal in wetland development.
Two horticulturists, one plant propagation specialist, and one propagule (1) management specialist work full-time on this effort.
microphyllum is the strong propagule pressure from spores that travel via wind currents and arrive at isolated sites.