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wilting

a plant state in which a loss of TURGOR by cells of the leaves and other soft tissues causes drooping. The condition is caused by a lack of water (see WATER STRESS), either through drought in the soil, or a disease (such as fungal wilt) which blocks the XYLEM VESSELS in the stem or leaves.
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When salt is present, however, the matric head at wilting, [h.sub.wilt], is determined from Eqn 3, which can be rearranged to solve for the (more difficult to measure) osmotic head in terms of the matric head, [h.sub.o](h):
The late wilting chickpea genotypes also show 100% wilt incidence with delayed set of symptoms and fit well into the suggested classification.
Three bundles of vegetables were sampled from each of the storage environments every 2 days for determination of changes in quality attributes including cumulative weight loss, color, wilting index, and vitamin C.
Plants showing symptoms such as wilting and drooping were quantified on the basis of scale and percent incidence was calculated by following formula:
Thus, the tomato plants inoculated with antagonist a week before the pathogen don't present any disease symptoms (Plank 01 and 02), contrary to the ones inoculated with the antagonist a week after the pathogen, where the yellowing and wilting symptoms (Plank 01) and root rot (Plank 02) were shown like if it are no treated.
lauricola in the US, wilting of Florida avocados was caused by various pathogenic (e.g.
"My husband and the others were literally wilting."
The wilting is often confused with symptoms of Fusarium and Verticillium wilts.
"We don't have the conveyance capacity to move all this to the treatment plant, so we tend to spill into the inlet," explains Wilting. "This Trout Lake Project gives the pure sanitary flow priority conveyance to the treatment plant."
ciceris race 0 is characterized as inducing foliar yellowing syndrome, we observed wilting reactions similar to those induced by race 5 on C.
During the wilting process, hydrocyanic acid is produced.
Then the plants began to droop in sunlight, at first recovering during the night, but after several weeks wilting permanently.