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husk

 [husk]
an outer covering or shell, as of some fruits and seeds.
psyllium husk the cleaned, dried seed coat from the seeds of Plantago species; used as a bulk-forming laxative.

husk

(husk) an outer covering or shell, as of some fruits and seeds.
psyllium husk  the cleaned, dried seed coat from the seeds of Plantago species; used as a bulk-forming laxative; also used for various purposes in ayurveda and folk medicine.

husk

see lungworm disease.
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Figure 1 shows the regression equation for unhusked ear weight (UEW) (Figure 1A) and husked ear weight (HEW) (Figure 1B).
For husked ear weight, Rocha (2008) observed that the cultivars suffered reduction in ear weight when the plant population increased from 30 to 60 thousand plants, with decrease of 690 g, differing from the results found in the present study.
Figure 2 presents the regression equation for the values of husked ear length (HEL) (Figure 2A) and percentage of marketable ears (%ME) (Figure 2B) as a function of the different spacings between plants.
Unhusked ear weight (UEW) (A) and husked ear weight (HEW) (B) for the performance of irrigated green corn cultivars at different sowing densities
Husked ear length (HEL) (A) and percentage of marketable ears (%ME) (B) for the performance of irrigated green corn cultivars at different sowing densities
Unhusked ear weight (UEW), husked ear weight (HEW), husk weight (HW), unhusked ear length (UEL), husked ear length (HEL), and percentage of marketable ears (%ME) in the irrigated green corn cultivars Evaluated characteristics Hybrid UEW HEW HW (g) AG1051 308.
The NIRS calibration equation for stearic acid was used for selecting for high stearic acid concentration in the whole seed in a total of 8109 single husked achenes.
No previous results have been reported on developing NIRS calibration equations for estimating the concentration of the saturated stearic and palmitic acid in single husked achenes of sunflower.
1995) in the analysis of linoleic acid concentration in single husked achenes and Velasco et al.
Total lipid concentration was not determined in the single husked achenes used for calibration.
NIRS calibration equations for stearic, oleic, and linoleic acid concentration were used for analyzing these fatty acids in single husked achenes within a program focused on the development of sunflower germplasm with very high stearic acid concentration, both in high oleic and high linoleic acid backgrounds.
Because the calibration equations to estimate the concentration of individual fatty acids in single husked achenes of sunflower were developed to be used in selection, we compared the observed performance of NIRS prediction with that expected from the validation statistics obtained during the development of the calibration equations.