lignification


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lig·ni·fy

 (lĭg′nə-fī′)
v. lig·ni·fied, lig·ni·fy·ing, lig·ni·fies
v.intr.
To turn into wood or become woody through the formation and deposit of lignin in cell walls.
v.tr.
To make woody or woodlike by the deposit of lignin.

lig′ni·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

lignification

the process of turning into wood or becoming woodlike.
See also: Wood
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It has been shown that higher lignification degree and fiber content are correlated with lower digestibility.
It was found that the production of a thick suberized endodermis, and cell wall lignification in root tissues exposed to Cd source could restrict the Cd loading into the xylem by limiting its radial apoplasmic movement (Lux et al.
Boron has a critical role in cell wall formation, stabilization, lignification and xylem differentiation.
The wall lignification of the integument cells occurred gradually during the development of themalagueta and biquinho pepper seeds.
The second stage is characterized by slow growth of the mesocarp, cessation of general elongation and lignification of the endocarp.
Normally, the diameter of the grafted cultivar's trunk is slightly larger than that of the rootstock, which is caused by lignification of the tissue union region.
The peroxidases have been correlated in plants resistant to diseases, ethylene biosynthesis, lignification and suberization, and protection against [H.
This process implies an increase in tissue lignification and stem proportion in the forage mass, with consequent reduction of forage digestibility and energy (Moreira et al.
The role of boron (B) in plants include sugar transport, cell wall synthesis and integrity, lignification, carbohydrate metabolism, ribonucleic acid (RNA), indoleacetic acid, phenolic metabolism, and it is incorporated in the cellular membrane (Ahmad et al.
But, the high level of lignification and silicification, the slow and limited ruminal degradation of the carbohydrates and the low content of nitrogen are the main deficiencies of rice straw, affecting its value as feed for ruminants (5).
He attributes the lack of full lignification as the main culprit, which is why he puts effort into limiting vigor and late-season growth.