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Noun1.Cruciferae - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowersCruciferae - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
dilleniid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
order Papaverales, order Rhoeadales, Papaverales, Rhoeadales - an order of dicotyledonous plants
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
cress, cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
watercress - any of several water-loving cresses
Aethionema, genus Aethionema - Old World genus of the family Cruciferae
Alliaria, genus Alliaria - a genus of herbs of the family Cruciferae; have broad leaves and white flowers and long siliques
genus Alyssum, Alyssum - a genus of the family Cruciferae
Arabidopsis, genus Arabidopsis - a genus of the mustard family having white or yellow or purplish flowers; closely related to genus Arabis
Arabis, genus Arabis - annual to perennial woody herbs of temperate North America, Europe and Asia: rockcress
Armoracia, genus Armoracia - horseradish
Barbarea, genus Barbarea - biennial or perennial herbs of north temperate regions: winter cress
Berteroa, genus Berteroa - hoary alyssum
Biscutella, genus Biscutella - genus of Eurasian herbs and small shrubs: buckler mustard
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
Cakile, genus Cakile - small genus of succulent annual herbs found on sandy shores of North America and Europe
Camelina, false flax, genus Camelina - annual and biennial herbs of Mediterranean to central Asia
Capsella, genus Capsella - shepherd's purse
Cardamine, genus Cardamine - bittercress, bitter cress
Dentaria, genus Dentaria - usually included in genus Cardamine; in some classifications considered a separate genus
Cheiranthus, genus Cheiranthus - Old World perennial plants grown for their showy flowers
Cochlearia, genus Cochlearia - a genus of the family Cruciferae
Crambe, genus Crambe - annual or perennial herbs with large leaves that resemble the leaves of cabbages
Descurainia, genus Descurainia - includes annual or biennial herbs of America and Europe very similar to and often included among those of genera Sisymbrium or Hugueninia; not recognized in some classification systems
genus Draba - large genus of low tufted herbs of temperate and Arctic regions
Eruca, genus Eruca - annual to perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region
Erysimum, genus Erysimum - large genus of annual or perennial herbs some grown for their flowers and some for their attractive evergreen leaves; Old World and North America
genus Heliophila - genus of South African flowering herbs and subshrubs
genus Hesperis, Hesperis - biennial or perennial erect herbs having nocturnally fragrant flowers
genus Iberis, Iberis - Old World herbs and subshrubs: candytuft
genus Isatis, Isatis - Old World genus of annual to perennial herbs: woad
genus Lepidium, Lepidium - cosmopolitan genus of annual and biennial and perennial herbs: cress
genus Lesquerella, Lesquerella - genus of low-growing hairy herbs: bladderpods
genus Lobularia, Lobularia - sweet alyssum
genus Lunaria, Lunaria - small genus of European herbs: honesty
genus Malcolmia, Malcolmia - genus of plants usually found in coastal habitats; Mediterranean to Afghanistan
genus Matthiola, Matthiola - genus of Old World plants grown as ornamentals
genus Nasturtium, Nasturtium - aquatic herbs
genus Physaria, Physaria - small genus of western North American herbs similar to Lesquerella: bladderpods
genus Pritzelago, Pritzelago - chamois cress
genus Rorippa, Rorippa - annual and perennial herbs of damp habitats; cosmopolitan except Antarctica
genus Schizopetalon - small genus of South American herbs grown for its flowers
genus Sinapis, Sinapis - small genus of Old World herbs usually included in genus Brassica
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An aggressive promoter from a virus is often used to boost the expression of the transgene--in animal and human cells from the cytomegalovirus that infects mammalian cells, and in plants the 35S promoter from the cauliflower mosaic virus (GaMY) that infects Cruciferae plants.
Brassica is a group of plants belonging to the Mustard family, Cruciferae, and includes commonly grown vegetables like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and turnip.
Today, NA is widely distributed in species of the order of Cruciferae.
Chemical defences produced by plants of the family Cruciferae (oilseeds canola, rapeseed, mustard, and vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, rutabaga, turnip) show unique chemical structures not common to any other plant families.
TOKYO - A type of wild Cruciferae growing near a national highway in Mie Prefecture has been found to have genes of a genetically modified rapeseed, possibly a result of crossing between the wild plants and imported rapeseeds that had fallen during transportation, a survey by a civic group said Friday.
Indigowood root (radix of Isatis indigotica Fort) named "Ban-Lan-Gan" in Chinese is a medicinal plant belonging to the Cruciferae family.
She has retained the cleanness of industrial design in her art and when she begins to link her small ceramic objects together, as in Cruciferae, the work crosses the line between ceramics and weaving, linking over 80 objects with wire.
Replacement crops of winter cruciferae such as sprouts will require net protection to keep pigeons away.
IN the Far and Middle East and in parts of Europe the radish, Raphanus sativus, an unusual member of the Cruciferae family, has been part of their staple diet for thousands of years.
Elevated levels of thiocyanate have been noted in the milk of cows that were fed rapeseed (a member of the Cruciferae family), with resulting decreases in iodine in milk presumably from inhibition of the sodium-iodide symporter expressed in the lactating breast (Laurberg et al.
Antimicrobial components of some Cruciferae plants (Diplotaxis harra forssk.
False flax belongs to the cruciferae family, along with rapeseed, mustard and cabbage (Vollmann et al.