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turion

a swollen bud of many water plants that contains stored food. It becomes detached from the parent plant, enabling it to survive the winter.
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Phytochrome-regulated starch degradation in germinating turions of Spirodela polyrrhiza.
Known as American frogbit, this is a floating stoloniferous aquatic that, unlike its European counterpart, Hydrocharis norsus-ranae, does not form overwintering turions and therefore cannot survive in lakes that freeze during winter.
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