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crucifer

(kro͞o′sə-fər)
n.
1. One who bears a cross in a religious procession.
2. A plant in the mustard family.

cru·cif′er·ous (-sĭf′ər-əs) adj.

crucifer

a member of the family Cruciferae, consisting of annual to perennial herbs, which are rarely wood and have flowers with four equal petals arranged crosswise; examples are the brassicas, mustards, shepherd's purse.
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For consumers to take advantage of the cytoprotective benefits of broccoli and other crucifers, steps must be taken to conserve the integrity of the sulforaphane released.
Somvanshi V S, Ganguly S (2007) Efficacy of foliar applications of entomopathogenic nematodes against the crucifer diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella-A review.
As we know, the consumption of vegetables, especially crucifers, reduces the risk of developing cancer.
Interestingly, crucifers are the only plants known to produce compounds containing a dithiocarbamate group, although some of the most important pesticides and herbicides developed in the 1960s were dithiocarbamates.
In very large gardens, you can rotate among family groups of vegetables: crucifers (cabbage, turnips, broccoli and other cole crops); legumes (beans, peas); umbellifers (carrots, parsnips, dill, parsley); and lilies (onions, garlic).
Turnip aphid and green peach aphid are the most important aphids on crucifers.
With little effort I discovered that Duluth's short (roughly 85-day) growing season is sufficient to grow fine crops of berries, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, greens, apples, plums, wild rice, celery, peppers, crucifers, grapes, and herbs.
Role of dead flower parts in infection of certain crucifers by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.
Feral rape and wild crucifers also share a hidden soil microbiota capable of transferring genes between closely-related plants.
Because of the wealth of molecular information known about Arabidopsis thaliana and because Arabidopsis produces fewer peroxidase isoenzymes than other crucifers (Hoyle 1977), several molecular studies of peroxidase have been performed with this plant.
These included crucifers, such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower; green leafy vegetables; and vitamin C-rich foods, such as citrus fruits and juices.