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 (bā-sĭp′ĭ-tl, -zĭp′-)
adj. Botany
Of or relating to the development or maturation of tissues or organs or the movement of substances, such as hormones, from the apex downward toward the base.

ba·sip′e·tal·ly adv.
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(Botany) (of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the apex downwards so that the youngest are at the base. Compare acropetal
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(beɪˈsɪp ɪ tl, -ˈzɪp-)

(of a plant) exhibiting a pattern of growth or movement in a downward direction from the apex of the stem to its base (opposed to acropetal).
[1865–70; basi (s) + -petal < Latin pet(ere) to seek + -al1; compare centripetal]
ba•sip′e•tal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.basipetal - of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from apex to base
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
acropetal - of leaves or flowers; developing or opening in succession from base to apex
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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.
Moreover, according to Taiz and Zeiger (2017), in most of "true woody plants", apical dominance is exerted through the production of auxins at the apex, which is transported in the basipetal direction, inhibiting sprouting and growth of buds located in previous positions.
They also have simple single-celled conidia (ameroconidia) in chains that were produced and attached in the basipetal succession of phialides, specialized conidiogenous cells giving the brush-like appearance of the species (Figure 3(f)).
The increased ethylene content in plant tissues can promote tillering by inhibiting basipetal transport of auxin; however, it can also decrease cell division (Davies, 1995), which can explain the reduction in main tiller height in seedlings (from 44.66 to 60.47%, Figure 1) (.
Reverse color, tan with brownish center.###commonly rough-walled, spiny, truncate, and forming basipetal chains.###guano
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.
The removal of a small strip of bark around a branch or trunk obstruct basipetal phloem transport and make available more photosynthetic metabolites to the growing regions above the strip [46].
7 FGCC/BLS 10 Chains of single-celled conidia are produced in basipetal succession from a specialisedconidiogenous cell called a phialide produced singly in groups orfrom branched metulae, giving a brush-like appearance (a Penicillus) 8 FGCC/BLS 11 Macro conidia are hyaline, two- to several-celled, fusiform- to sickle-shaped, mostly with an elongated apical cell and pedicellate basal cell.
Is reduced basipetal auxin flow involved in inhibition of root elongation by aluminum?" Plant Physiology, vol.
Each periaxial cell divided into four cells: two acropetal and two basipetal ones.