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diaspore

(dī′ə-spôr′)
n.
1. A white, pearly hydrous aluminum oxide, AlO(OH), found in bauxite, corundum, and dolomite and used as a refractory and abrasive.
2. Botany See disseminule.
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Diaspores may be equipped with bristles, hooks, barbs, or sticky secretions for primary dispersal or they may be included in adhering mud (secondary dispersal).
The mathematical models used to describe the hygroscopicity of pequi diaspores, for most of its coefficients, showed significance of regression at 0.
It can be seen that most of the diaspores are cryptocrystalline with a small particle size and mainly coexists with ferrohydrite (Figs.
Also, this characteristic of the trunk reduces the surface exposed to diaspores that could potentially originate new thallis.
Active introduction of moss diaspores, mulching, and phosphorous fertilization have been demonstrated to improve the establishment success of Sphagnum spp.
Just one shelf down from the diaspores at Graeber & Himes was a handful of truly magnificent fluorite specimens collected between June and August 2009 and in the spring of 2010 in the "rat tail" pocket--which is to say, Jesse Fisher explained, the "tail end" of the earlier "rat hole" pocket--in the Rogerley mine, Weardale, Durham, England.
Soon after, each filter-paper disk received 50 diaspores from the target-species (lettuce/onion), randomly arranged, with four replications for each treatment, according to Brasil (1992).
Morphology and dispersal potential of wind-dispersed diaspores of Neotropical trees.