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 (kō′lē-ŏp′tĭl, kŏl′ē-)
A protective sheath enclosing the shoot tip and embryonic leaves of grasses.

[From New Latin coleoptilum : Greek koleon, sheath; see kel- in Indo-European roots + Greek ptilon, plume; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]


(Botany) a protective sheath around the plumule in grasses
[C19: from New Latin coleoptilum, from Greek koleon sheath + ptilon down, soft plumage]


(ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tɪl, ˌkɒl i-)

(in grasses) the first leaf above the ground, forming a sheath around the stem tip.
[1865–70; < New Latin coleoptilum < Greek koleó(n) sheath + ptílon soft feathers]
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Twelve bread and ten einkorn wheat genotypes were used as plant material and seven drought stress levels were applied based on a three-replicate factorial restricted randomized block design in order to investigate their effects on germination rate (GR), germinating power (GP), coleoptile length (CL), shoot length (SL), root length (RL), shoot root length ratio (SRLR), root fresh weight (RFW), root dry weight (RDW), and root fresh dry weight ratio (RFDWR) during the year 2014-2015.
According to Cothren and Oosterhuis (2010), the root growth is inhibited by auxin in proportions promoting the stems and coleoptile elongation, which could explain the shoot growth stimulation in contrast with the root inhibition, as demonstrated in Table 2.
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According to data analysis, significant differences were observed between treatments (Table 1 and 2), except for panicle length (PL), coleoptile length (CL) and radicle length (RL).
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2004), even the genetic variation of aphid aggressiveness has been studied among biotypes by means of the coleoptile tests (Gimenez et al.
1]) but it did not affect coleoptile growth (Table 1).