Ecballium elaterium

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Noun1.Ecballium elaterium - Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touchedEcballium elaterium - Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched
gourd vine, gourd - any vine of the family Cucurbitaceae that bears fruits with hard rinds
Ecballium, genus Ecballium - exploding cucumber; squirting cucumber
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Later, his studies showed that estrogens promoted female flower development in Ecballium elaterium, while androgens increased the number of male flowers (Kopcewicz, 1971).
Isilik otu, Tas korugu (ISTE 109598, 109597) Umbilicus rupestris Kaplik otu (Salisb.) Dandy (ISTE 109596) Cucurbitaceae Ecballium elaterium (L.) Aci bostan, Aci dulek, Aci A.Rich.
CuE was extracted from the fruit juice of Ecballium elaterium (L.) A.Rich., collected from Marsascala (Malta) with a yield of 52% from the prepared elaterin.
Ouaini, "Cucurbitacins from Ecballium elaterium juice increase the binding of bilirubin and ibuprofen to albumin in human plasma," Chemico-Biological Interactions, vol.
Keywords: Cucurbitaceae, black watermelon bug, Ecballium elaterium, Heteroptera, viruses.
Stuppner, "1H and13 C NMR signal assignment of cucurbitacin derivatives from Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrader and Ecballium elaterium L.
Similar results were supported by Attard and Spiteri, (2001) who demonstrated that media containing 5 mg/1 NAA did not support the high percentage for callus induction in Ecballium elaterium [8].
Companeras: Silene inaperta 1, Rubus ulmifolius + en 2; Ecballium elaterium 2 en 3; Tolpis barbata +, Thymus mastichina 1 en 4; Asparagus albus +, Thymbra capitata 1 en 5; Asparagus aphyllus + en 6; Lamarckia aurea, Chenopodium murale y Solanum dulcamara 1, Polypogon monspeliensis 2 en 7; Chamaemelum mixtum, Blackstonia perfoliata, Pulicaria paludosa, Paronychia argentea, Trifolium angustifolium, Trifolium arvense y Trifolium stellatum 1, Silene gallica, Sanguisorba verrucosa, Sanguisorba minor, Cistus ladanifer y Andryala ragusina +, Trifolium campestre 2 en 8.
The effect of auxin type on secondary metabolite synthesis was studied in the tissue culture of Ecballium elaterium. Higher yields of cucurbitacin B (1.126%) were obtained from stem node callus cultures in the presence of BA (1 mg/1) and NAA (0.1 mg/1) compared with the yield obtained from raw plant material (0.01%) as stated by Toker et al.
Hodgsonia macrocarpa is a vigorous climber that may extend 80 feet into the canopy, and Ecballium elaterium, commonly called the squirting cucumber, explosively ejects seeds from its long neck.