multigerm

multigerm

(ˌmʌltɪˈdʒɜːm)
adj
(Agriculture) (in certain varieties of sugar beet) having seed balls with multiple fruits, thus being able to produce several seedlings
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The seeds of red beet, called a cluster, are botanically a multigerm fructification, which usually contain 2-5 embryos, occurring in up to five closely intertwined plants that require thinning by hand.
Beet seed is actually a cluster or aggregate of several deceased pollinated flowers known as a multigerm. Each cluster may contain one to five seeds.
C931, C941, CR11, and CZ25/2 are multigerm (MM), self-fertile ([S.sup.f]), genetic male-sterile (A_:aa) facilitated, randommated populations.
CN12 and CN72 are multigerm (MM), self-fertile ([S.sup.f]), genetic male-sterile (A_:aa) facilitated, random-mated populations that segregate for resistance to sugarbeet cyst nematode (SBCN) (Heterodera schachtii Schmidt).
It may be useful as a monogerm, CMS tester to evaluate multigerm lines for general combining ability.
CP07 and CP08 are multigerm (MM), germplasm lines that segregate for resistance to powdery mildew (Pm) (Lewellen and Schrandt, 2001) caused by Erysiphe polygoni DC.
FC710 (4X) is tetraploid (2n = 4x = 36), multigerm (MM), non-O-type, pseudo-self-fertile, and has 29% green hypocotyls (93 plants counted).
CP03 and CP04 are multigerm (MM), self-sterile ([S.sup.s] [S.sup.s]), germplasm lines that segregate for resistance to powdery mildew (Pm) (Lewellen & Schrandt, 2001; Janssen ct al., 2003) [caused by Erysiphe polygoni DC.
M6-2 is a multigerm, biennial, self-incompatible germplasm that is heterogeneous for plant type and hypocotyl color.
EL0204 is a multigerm self-sterile germplasm with predominantly red hypocotyls (>95% red) and an average heterozygosity of 45.7%, determined by analysis of 166 polymorphic molecular markers (Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphisms) from 20 randomly selected plants.
It also may be useful as a monogerm, CMS tester to evaluate multigerm lines for general combining ability.
These are self-sterile ([S.sup.s][S.sup.s]), multigerm (MM) lines that segregate for resistance to rhizomania caused by Beet necrotic yellow vein virus.