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Of or relating to the development or maturation of tissues or organs or the movement of substances, such as hormones, from the base toward the apex.

a·crop′e·tal·ly adv.
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(Botany) (of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the base upwards so that the youngest are at the apex. Compare basipetal
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(əˈkrɒp ɪ tl)

(of a plant) exhibiting a pattern of growth or movement from the base of the stem to its apex (opposed to basipetal).
a•crop′e•tal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acropetal - of leaves or flowersacropetal - of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from base to apex
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
basipetal - of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from apex to base
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Once the auxin reaches to the root tip (acropetal) through vascular tissue, it is redirected upwards (basipetal) the root elongation zone and recycled back to vascular tissue(Rashotte et al.
Wheat is also a representative member of the Poales plant order, having the ability to move organic contaminants such as EDTA from their roots to their shoots through acropetal translocation (Collins & Willey, 2009).
Arguments for the latter were the fact that the stamens have highly variable phyllotaxis and show a distinct acropetal polarity in development, as is typical of inflorescences, rather than developing nearly simultaneously, as in normal multistaminate flowers.
Iprovalicarb is a protective, curative and antisporulant fungicide with translaminar and acropetal mode of action.
Spectra were acquired at four equatorial positions and at the acropetal end of fruit.
Spalding, "Separating the roles of acropetal and basipetal auxin transport on gravitropism with mutations in two Arabidopsis multidrug resistance-like ABC transporter genes," Plant Cell, vol.
can easily be recognized by the morphology of their large catenate conidia formed in acropetal chains or solitary and multicelled having long apical beak.
Each periaxial cell divided into four cells: two acropetal and two basipetal ones.
The venation patterns of higher dicots form in 3-5 different stages during leaf growth and morphogenesis: 1) The bundle of preexisting midvein vasculature grows from the lower stem towards leaf primordium in an acropetal fashion (from lower to higher regions of the stem); 2) The bundle of pre-existing secondary vasculature continues to the edge during leaf blade formation; 3) Networks of quaternary and higher order veins, including veins at the free ends, form during leaf growth.
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