genus Plantago

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Noun1.genus Plantago - type genus of the family Plantaginaceaegenus Plantago - type genus of the family Plantaginaceae; large cosmopolitan genus of mostly small herbs
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Plantaginaceae, Plantaginaceae, plantain family - cosmopolitan family of small herbs and a few shrubs; most are troublesome weeds
plantain - any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally
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To determine whether gene transfer takes place in the opposite direction--from parasite to host--Palmer's team compared several genes from different species of the common weed genus Plantago with those in parasitic flower species of the Bartsia and Cuscuta genera.
In order to establish the trend of evolution within the genus Plantago, the above parameters were taken into consideration.
The genus Plantago from Plantaginaceae family appears to be a good model for comparative studies on the responses to salt stress and shows an intermediate degree of salt tolerance, growing at concentrations of up to 150mm NaCl [3,8] and could cumulatively remove considerable amounts of salt from the soil [21, 30].