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tu·ber·ous root

a root that is swollen for food storage; tuberous primary roots occur in aconite, beet, and carrot; tuberous secondary roots occur in plants of the Umbelliferae; and tuberous adventitious roots occur in jalap and sweet potato.
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The number of tuberous roots, an important determinant of cassava production, was also not affected by NaCl concentrations (Figure 2F).
AP2, a target of the down-regulated miRNA miR172a, is a further genetic component of floral initiation (Wollmann and Weigel, 2010); again, its up-regulation in plants suffering from replanting disease may have had the consequence of favoring the growth of the flower over that of the tuberous roots.
2014), we also compared observed tuberous roots yield data from field experiments at four locations in the RS State (Santa Maria, Vera Cruz, Rio Pardo and Glorinha) during 12 growing seasons (Figure 1), for two cultivars ('Fepagro-RS13' and 'Estrangeira') in different planting dates, harvesting dates, and plant densities.
4 mg total RNA extracted from the expanded tuberous roots, and 'driver' cDNA was prepared similarly from unexpanded tuberous roots (5 days after induction culture; Fig.
In this study, we found that miroestrol, a phytoestrogen from the tuberous root of Pueraria candollei var.
jalapa tuberous root extract showed cutaneous wound healing potential on both excision and dead space wound models in Wistar albino rat [6].
Botanically, the food-storage organs that allow various plants to survive from one growing season to the next are identified by different terms such as bulb, tuber, tuberous root, rhizome and corm.
It is a popular and dependable spring and summer flowering plant with tuberous roots, hybridized to yield many colors and forms.
Its crisp, sweet tuberous roots have long been eaten by the Incas of Peru and Bolivia.
Fruits, leaves and tuberous roots are used as a folk remedy for diabetes.
The invasiveness of Sprenger's asparagus is attributable to its tuberous roots and prolific self-seeding.