polyembryonic


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pol·y·em·bry·o·ny

 (pŏl′ē-ĕm′brē-ə-nē, -ĕm-brī′-)
n.
Development of more than one embryo from a single egg or ovule.

pol′y·em′bry·on′ic (-brē-ŏn′ĭk) adj.
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Copidosoma floridanum is an endoparasitic, polyembryonic, social wasp that can lay its eggs in the eggs of the moth host, Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper).
Copidosoma floridanum (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) is a polyembryonic egg-larval endoparasitoid of plusiinae noctuid moths, which is considered one of the major natural enemies of Trichoplusia ni (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) (Martin et al.
Monoembryonic cultivars produce a single shoot, while polyembryonic types germinate multiple shoots.
Studies have shown that these monoembryonic and polyembryonic gene pools may also operate differently physiologically.