cladode


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cladode

a green flattened stem that functions as a leaf. For example, the lateral branches of butcher's broom Ruscus aculeatus are cladodes and bear flower buds.
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Ninety seven percent of respondents used cactus cladode as forage, with Limo and Kille, two highly palatable varieties browsed by all livestock types.
truncatus respectively when cladode proteins were added to reaction mixtures.
Size at first reproduction occurs in plants having more than 5 cladodes and fruit production varies among years from 30 fruits/plant to less than one (Mandujano et al.
macrorhiza in this study are transitions involving small life-history classes; for instance, the two largest elasticity values are transition from one cladode to 2-3 cladodes and of 2-3 cladode plants remaining in the same stage class for 2 consecutive years.
At harvest, the measurements of the cladodes (CT thickness, CL--length, CW--width, CP--perimeter and CA--cladode area per order of appearance: B--basal; 1--first order; 2--second order; 3--third order) and of the plant (TNC--total number of cladodes of the plant per order of appearance NC1, NC2 and NC3, PH--height and PW--width of the plant, CAI--cladode area index) were obtained through biometric campaign.
The organs of the plant are adapted for the efficient use of water, most notably the cladode in which the photosynthetic apparatus is located and where crassulacean acid metabolism occurs with the capture of solar energy during the day and the fixation of carbon dioxide during the night (Sampaio 2005).
Studies on stem and cladode orientation, spines and pubescence, ribs and tubercules and roots are succinctly reviewed and provide important insights into the distribution patterns of cacti in the Son oran Deserts.
Pretreatment with lyophilized cladode extracts in the rats revealed a protective action against ethanol-induced ulcer formation (Galati et al.
Proline content increased in both cladode types and roots, particularly, at the highest NaCl concentration.