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eye spot

  1. a light-sensitive organelle present in unicellular organisms, green algae, zoospores and some gametes.
  2. a pattern on the wings of some insects, particularly moths, which appears eyelike (see WARNING COLORATION).
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Effects of substrate type and supplementary fertilization on vegetative growth, mineral nutrition, production costs, and brown eye spot of coffee seedlings in stiff plastic containers.
CP 92-1666 has shown field resistance in Florida to eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.J.
CP 89-11509 has shown resistance in Florida to sugarcane mosaic virus; eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.J.
CP 88-1540 has shown adequate resistance for commercial production in Florida to sugarcane mosaic virus (strain E), eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.J.
CP 89-2143 has shown adequate resistance for commercial production in Florida to leaf scald [caused by Xanthomonas albilineans (Ashby) Dowson], eye spot [caused by Bipolaris sacchari (E.J.
Inoculum consisted of a mixture of ground leaf tissue, collected from diseased maize plants the previous fall, plus pathogens grown on sterilized oat (Avena sativa L.) for NCLB, SCLB, NCLS, ALB, and eye spot (ES).
NYT Syndicate The brilliant, intricate patterns on butterfly wings " from haunting eye spots to iridescent splashes of blue " look as if they were painted on by teams of artists.
Other have big eye spots on their wings to intimidate their predators.
For instance, there are many species of moths, caterpillars and some beetles that display fake eye spots on their wings or body segments.
Asteroids scarcely miss us and the eye spots in the sun flash their
When the researchers investigated what happens in nature on a coral reef with lots of predators, they found that juvenile damsel fish with enlarged eye spots had an amazing five times the survival rate of fish with a normal-sized spot.