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locule

(lŏk′yo͞ol) or

loculus

(-yə-ləs)
n. pl. loc·ules or locu·li (-lī′)
A small cavity or compartment within an organ or part of an animal or plant, as any of the cavities within a plant ovary.
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Group IV was represented by six accessions (lower number of seeds, low values for length and diameter of the fruit and two locules were observed).
In this third type, the cell walls degenerate and the individual protoplasts, without formation of a plasmodium, intmde the locules often in a cyclic pattern during microspore development.
The plant height, biomass, capsule weight, number of capsules, capsule width, number of locules, 1000 seed weight, and total yield contribution was high in PC2.
It is known to produce gas which is entrapped beneath the locules.
142-146) The lesions are large (mean size, 24 cm), circumscribed, and diffusely cystic, with individual locules ranging from a few millimeters to several centimeters.
Similarly, Yucca interact mutualistically with yucca moths that actively pollinate flowers and oviposit into locules where larval growth and development occur.
We removed the ovules from one of the two symmetrical locules from each pistil, stained them with 1% aniline blue in lactophenol (all ovules stained positively), and counted them under a dissecting microscope.
25) Abscesses that contain gas locules will show brightly echogenic reflectors that result in posterior shadowing which may sometimes be heterogeneous ('dirty' shadowing).
Individual locules may contain serous fluid, gelatinous fluid or hemorrhagic fluid.
The petals are white and pink or red (probably white turning pink and then red in age), and the connectives of the anthers do not exceed the locules at the apex; those characters suggest a relationship with the Caribbean species B.
possible enclosure in a persistent floral tube, a superior ovary with axile placentation, eight locules, loculicidal dehiscence, and possibly two rows of seeds (described as two seeds in each locule, but serial diagrams suggest the condition may be two or more rows of seeds per locule), and an undifferentiated seed coat.