brace root


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brace root

n.
A prop root, especially in corn.
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The results showed that the new constitutive traits brace root counts, brace root spread width, stalk diameter and root lodging are useful traits for adapting maize to short season drought.
In Tennessee nurseries, the plants produce many sun-red brace roots to the second or third node above the crown.
Brace roots were present, but not prolific, on stalks with a basal diameter up to 2.0 cm.