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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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In all plantings, farmers applied different insecticides to their crucifer vegetable crops, usually once a wk, with high doses of mixtures of chemical insecticides including organophosphates, pyrethroids, and insect growth regulators (Abro et al.
Combining multidimensional liquid chromatography and MALDI-TOF-MS for the fingerprint analysis of secreted peptides from the unexplored sea anemone species Phymanthus crucifer. Journal of Chromatography B.
Most research on crucifers has focused on broccoli, Brassica oleracea (both vegetable and sprouts), as a source of bioactive compounds with nutrigenomic potential.
In the Proceedings of the fourth International Workshop : The Management of Diamondback Moth and other Crucifer Pests, 26-29.
Somvanshi V S, Ganguly S (2007) Efficacy of foliar applications of entomopathogenic nematodes against the crucifer diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella-A review.
Lahlali et al., "Potential biological control of clubroot on canola and crucifer vegetable crops," Plant Pathology, vol.
Pseudacris crucifer (spring peeper).--The spring peeper is abundant at Dave's Pond.
"For decades, any fluorescent pseudomonad causing disease on a crucifer was almost automatically identified as Pseudomonas syringae pv.
You can hear it just as the sun is setting and evening is settling in - the hypnotizing melody of the hyla crucifer - better known as the spring peeper.
Both larvae and adults of that crucifer specialist accept two naturalized weeds whose leaf glucosinolate profiles are chemically similar to those of preferred native food plants even the weeds are unfavorable for larval development to pupation (Rodman & Chew, 1980).