tuberous root


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tu·ber·ous root

a root that is swollen for food storage; tuberous primary roots occur in aconite, beet, and carrot; tuberous secondary roots occur in plants of the Umbelliferae; and tuberous adventitious roots occur in jalap and sweet potato.
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doses of BB to reach the maximum concentration of micronutrients and trace elements ranged from 6.8% (iron) to 9.8% (nickel); 7.1% (lead) to 8.7% (copper) and 5.7% (chromium) to 10% (boron), respectively for shoot, tuberous roots and fine roots.
Thereby, this implied that ethylene signaling response was more sensitive in R3 and R4 than in R2, one effect of which could be to accelerate senescence, manifested by the suppression of tuberous root growth.
About 130 million metric tons of tuberous roots are produced worldwide each year, most of which are grown in China [3].
The phosphorus levels significantly influenced the characteristics soil P content, aerial part dry matter, tuberous root dry matter and total tuberous root productivity.
Real-time quantitative RT-PCR analysis of the expression patterns showed that all 11 transcripts were up-regulated during the tuberous root expansion process.
In this study, we found that miroestrol, a phytoestrogen from the tuberous root of Pueraria candollei var.
Singh, "Antimicrobial and free radical scavenging activities of crude extract and fractions from the tuberous root of Mirabilis jalapa L," South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
They form tuberous roots, that is, unlike a potato with numerous eyes (potential growing points) located over its surface, the tubers of dahlias are food storage organs with only one or more eyes near the main stem.
--Dahlia: This native of Mexico and Central and South America is a tuberous root plant that has been hybridized for the varieties of flowers it produces.
The syndrome involves an array of morphological, physiological and biochemical changes to the plant, which culminates in a major loss in tuberous root growth.
Pale and cream-colored, parsnips closely resemble carrots with their long tuberous root that matures below ground and its tall mop of green leaves on top.

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