cress plant


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Noun1.cress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent tastecress plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
watercress - any of several water-loving cresses
Arabidopsis thaliana, mouse-ear cress - a small invasive self-pollinating weed with small white flowers; much studied by plant geneticists; the first higher plant whose complete genome sequence was described
Arabidopsis lyrata - a small noninvasive cross-pollinating plant with white flowers; closely related to Arabidopsis thaliana
rock cress, rockcress - any of several rock-loving cresses of the genus Arabis
Arabis glabra, tower cress, tower mustard, Turritis glabra - or genus Arabis: erect cress widely distributed throughout Europe
St. Barbara's herb, winter cress, scurvy grass - any plant of the genus Barbarea: yellow-flowered Eurasian cresses; widely cultivated for winter salad
bitter cress, bittercress - any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic
Cochlearia officinalis, common scurvy grass, scurvy grass - a widely distributed Arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C
common garden cress, garden pepper cress, Lepidium sativum, pepper grass, pepperwort - annual herb used as salad green and garnish
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They showed that when a thale cress plant is placed in shade, a cascade of molecular changes occurs in the cells of the leaves: the PHYB photoreceptor causes chemical changes in PIF7, which then activates genes that direct the cell to produce auxin.
University researchers tested computer models of gene networks in a simple cress plant to determine the role played by a protein, known as TOC1, in governing these daily cycles.
This antiaging face care line is built around the powerhouse antioxidant pomegranate, which targets specific signs of aging with such featured ingredients as para cress plant, white birch bark, magnolia, and borage and evening primrose oils.
Or they can get day-by-day updates of another friend's cress plant.
The so-called Thale Cress plant took nearly three years to develop and will now be tested in Bosnia, Sri Lanka and parts of Africa.