cress plant

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Noun1.cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent tastecress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
watercress - any of several water-loving cresses
Arabidopsis thaliana, mouse-ear cress - a small invasive self-pollinating weed with small white flowers; much studied by plant geneticists; the first higher plant whose complete genome sequence was described
Arabidopsis lyrata - a small noninvasive cross-pollinating plant with white flowers; closely related to Arabidopsis thaliana
rock cress, rockcress - any of several rock-loving cresses of the genus Arabis
Arabis glabra, tower cress, tower mustard, Turritis glabra - or genus Arabis: erect cress widely distributed throughout Europe
St. Barbara's herb, winter cress, scurvy grass - any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad
bitter cress, bittercress - any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic
Cochlearia officinalis, common scurvy grass, scurvy grass - a widely distributed Arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C
common garden cress, garden pepper cress, Lepidium sativum, pepper grass, pepperwort - annual herb used as salad green and garnish
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They showed that when a thale cress plant is placed in shade, a cascade of molecular changes occurs in the cells of the leaves: the PHYB photoreceptor causes chemical changes in PIF7, which then activates genes that direct the cell to produce auxin.
University researchers tested computer models of gene networks in a simple cress plant to determine the role played by a protein, known as TOC1, in governing these daily cycles.
Second Prize went to an amazing time-lapse movie of a cress plant (Arabidopsis thaliana) developing new roots over a 75-hour period.
Or they can get day-by-day updates of another friend's cress plant.
Researchers there have enhanced a thale cress plant to have a higher tolerance to heat and light stress.