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pericarp

(pĕr′ĭ-kärp′)
n.
Botany The wall of a ripened ovary; fruit wall.

per′i·car′pi·al, per′i·car′pic adj.
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pericarp

the wall of a fruit, developing from the ovary wall after fertilization has occurred. The pericarp is made up of three distinct layers, an outer exocarp, a central mesocarp and an inner endocarp. In dry fruit the pericarp is firm and often rigid (e.g. poppy capsule, strawberry ACHENES); in succulent fruits the pericarp is swollen, often with a high sugar content in the mesocarp (e.g. grape, peach).
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The first treatment corresponds to the control flour of baru epicarp and mesocarp (FEMBCT), produced using fruits not dried.
(2013), whose high value was due to the presence of epicarp in the PPF.
The seeds in which seed coat was not removed (intact seeds) did not germinate even when treated with different concentrations of GA3, IAA and also after removal of epicarp and mesocarp.
Monogynanthus is divided in two sections, each of them defined from the fruit (epicarp splitting or not): (i) Munbaca with two subsections, Eumunbaca and Mumbacucu, these defined by characters of the pistillate flower and fruit, and (ii) Ayri with two subsections, Symphyodon and Hexodon, defined by the staminodes either connected and forming a staminodial ring or reduced to six free teeth.
Designation, epicarp color, plant color, glume color and pedigree of Tx2912 through Tx2920.
For example, the outer part of a fleshy fruit, known as the epicarp, often contains compounds that are active against insects, to prevent them boring in and rotting the flesh inside.
The fruit, a result of fertilization of the ovary, is a globose ellipsoid berry, with seven to ten longitudinal grooves of1 to 5 cm in diameter (ROMAGNOLO; SOUZA, 2007; SAMPAIO et al., 2005); with morphological variations in size and color of the epicarp, which starts from green, advancing to yellow, orange, red (Figure 2), which may reach purple or black coloration (Figure 1).
The chemical composition of baru epicarp and mesocarp arouses technological interest, due to its composition with high levels of starch, insoluble fiber and sugars, besides being rich in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, copper, iron, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium (Rocha & Santiago, 2009).
Gomez-Estrada, "Chemistry and biology of ethanol extract from the epicarp of Crescentia cujete L.