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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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.
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.
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.
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.
A THE sweet potato is a tuberous root vegetable originating in Central America.
If planting a tuberous root, place the root horizontally in the bottom of the hole with the growth bud pointing toward the stake.
ARanunculus have a tuberous root called claws and the foliage dies back in late summer.

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