gramineous plant

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Noun1.gramineous plant - cosmopolitan herbaceous or woody plants with hollow jointed stems and long narrow leavesgramineous plant - cosmopolitan herbaceous or woody plants with hollow jointed stems and long narrow leaves
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Saccharum officinarum, sugar cane, sugarcane - tall tropical southeast Asian grass having stout fibrous jointed stalks; sap is a chief source of sugar
reed - tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
bamboo - woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Recently, a result indicating that, in the case of plant regeneration in gramineous plant callus culture, adding BA as cytokinin along with low concentration auxin would improve embryogenic callus induction rates and regeneration rates was reported in the culture of turf- type tall fescue's immatured embryos and mature seeds (Bai and Qu, 2000) and plants such as Kentucky bluegrass (Griffin and Dibble, 1995) and Bermuda grass (Chaudhury and Rongda, 2000).
Small tillers tend to die off in gramineous plant stands under stress conditions such as shading (Alberda and Sibma, 1982), drought (McMaster et al., 1994), or low content of water soluble carbohydrates (Donaghy and Fulkerson, 1998) due to the competitive advantage of already existing tillers (Davies, 1988; Davies et al., 1983).
Comparison of six gramineous plant species showed that mercury-vapor uptake by leaves of the [C.sub.3] species Avena byzanlina, Hordeum vulgare, and Triticum aestivum was five times greater than that by leaves of the [C.sub.4] species corn, sorghum, and crabgrass.
The two ratios reflect the branch degree of xylan from gramineous plants. Namely, the less branched alkali-extracted hemicelluloses are likely to be precipitated by ethanol with low concentration, while the highly substituted alkali-extracted hemicelluloses are preferred to be fractionated by ethanol with high concentration [19].
Molecular mechanisms of Al tolerance in gramineous plants. Plant Soil, 381: 1-12