heteroblastic


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heteroblastic

(ˌhɛtərəʊˈblæstɪk)
adj
(Botany) (of a plant or plant part) showing a marked difference in form between the juvenile and the adult structures. Compare homoblastic
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Plagioclase (23%) occurs as heteroblastic and xenoblastic individuals, some of them displaying simple twinning and skeletal forms.
The first one occurs as medium-grained individuals with heteroblastic to subidioblastic shape (Figure 4), showing characteristic rhombohedral cleavage and polysynthetic twinning.
In general, both processes exhibit changes in leaf morphology; if gradual, it has been described as a heteroblastic series by e.
crassifolius), which is a heteroblastic species native to New Zealand.
This change of phase may be gradual or abrupt in species termed heteroblastic (Allsopp 1967).
Programmed developmental change, or heteroblastic development, is characterized by development of morphological differences between successively produced organs (Allsopp 1967).
The microscopic features (as observed by optical microscopy) show a predominantly carbonate mineralogy and the textural framework could best be described as heteroblastic.
Classic examples of heteroblastic development (Fig.
2] observed in some species, including effects on heteroblastic leaf development (Thomas and Bazzaz 1996), reproductive onset (Farnsworth et al.
The methods assay within-plant variance in leaf length, variance around a heteroblastic leaf pattern, and FA in leaf characters.
Vine leaves often demonstrate heteroblastic growth, undergoing changes in morphology from juvenile to adult leaf stages.