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 (yo͞o′dī-kŏt′l-ēd′n) or eu·di·cot (yo͞o-dī′kŏt′)
Any of numerous flowering plants having two cotyledons in the seed, pollen grains with three pores, and usually the capacity for secondary growth, leaves with reticulate venation, and flower parts that are in multiples of four or five.

[eu-, true (since the eudicotyledons form a clade excluding certain other dicotyledonous groups, such as the magnoliids) + dicotyledon.]
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(Plants) any plant belonging to one of the two major groups of flowering plants, comprising over 60 per cent of all plants, normally having net-veined leaves and two cotyledons in the seed
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After introductory material (including a glossary), they provide an artificial key to families, then descriptive flora of lycophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, nymphaeles, piperales, laurales, ceratophyllales, eudicots, and monocots.
However, since the scutellum in monocots and cotyledons of eudicots are most likely not homologous (e.g.
The transferability of polymorphic microsatellite markers in plants is likely to be successful, mainly within genera (success rate close to 60% in eudicots and close to 40% in the monocots).
Phylogenetic relationships among early-diverging eudicots based on four genes: were the eudicots ancestrally woody?
The highest elevations (above 4000 m) of the Carabaya Mountains harbors 506 species of vascular plants (pteridophytes, Gymnospems, Eudicots and Monocots) grouped in 203 genera and 66 families (Table 1; Fig.
In Eudicots, FIL, YAB3, YAB2, and YAB5 transcripts were detected in the abaxial side of primordia in all aboveground lateral organs (except ovules) determining the abaxial cell fate [31, 32].
These herbicides mixture is more effective than the isolated use of the products, with a consistent reduction of photosynthesis and dry matter of eudicots (Woodyard et al., 2009) and monocots weeds (Bolmann et al., 2006).
Rodrigues, "Seedling morphology of three sympatric savanna species of Byrsonima: first evidence of cryptogeal germination in Malpighiaceae and an overlooked seedling type in eudicots," Flora: Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, vol.
The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants: VIII, Flowering Plants Eudicots Asterales, Springer-Verlag: Berlin, Germany, 61-86, 2007.
(2010) New Record Holders for Maximum Genome Size in Eudicots and Monocots.