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trigger plant

n
(Plants) Austral any of several small grasslike plants of the genus Stylidium, having sensitive stamens that are erected when disturbed: family Stylidiaceae
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Kristen Iversen was raised near the Rocky Flats facility in Colorado, at a time when few workers at the plutonium trigger plant knew exactly what it produced.
Deserting the fickle kangaroo paw, Dixon's team switched to two other Australian wild-flower species, a cottontail and the queen trigger plant, and an old commercial variety of lettuce called Grand Rapids.
DRB-produced toxins trigger plant cells to produce excessive hormones that keep seeds from germinating, or they damage the plants by putting life processes in overdrive, Kremer says.
Our research seems to indicate that we can trigger plant cells to increase their fat stores," said Newell-Rogers.
Certain proteins, encoded by a group of genes called cyclin, trigger plant cell division.
Senesco's technology controls and limits the senescence by modulating the signals that trigger plant deterioration.
Exposure to cold for more than a week can trigger plants to bolt and produce seeds.