lodicule


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lodicule

the small perianth that, in the flowers of grasses, swells and exposes the pistil and stamens, by forcing open the surrounding bracts.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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To verify the expression specificity experimentally, sqRT-PCR was performed with tissues of root, node, internode, flag leaf, glume, lemma, palea, lodicule, stamen, pistil, rachis, and kernel 9th day postanthesis, using 27 pairs of primers that corresponds to 64 members of the identified genes (Table S2).
The tissues used included kernel 9th day post-anthesis, root, node, internode, flag leaf, glume, lemma, palea, lodicule, stamen, pistil, and rachis at the heading stage of common wheat landrace "Wangshuibai."
15: Lodicule number: 2 = two; 3 = three; 4 = four; 5 = five; 6 = six.
17: Distally membranous portion of lodicule: 0 = absent; 1 = present.
Notes on some grasses XIX: systematic significance of microhairs on lodicules epidermis.
De Vries (1971) and Sage and Isturiz (1974) reported that the degree of open flowering in wheat depends on the water supply of the lodicules. The osmotic water uptake of the lodicules from the ovary is hampered under dry conditions which impairs the swelling mechanism of the lodicules.
Mutations in the si1 locus result in the conversion of lodicules into lemma/palea.
Tyto has medium-long and medium-wide kernels that have clasping lodicules with an incomplete horseshoe-shaped lemma base.
The kernels have colorless aleurones, medium long rachillas with short rachilla hairs, clasping lodicules, and horseshoe basal markings.
Its kernels have medium length and width with clasping lodicules, and horseshoe shape of basal markings.
Wheat florets have two lodicules at the base of the ovary, which function to open the floret at anthesis.
The development stage of florets at which emasculation was most easily accomplished was when the lodicules at the base of the ovary are swollen (Fig.