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adj. Botany
Of, relating to, or stimulating the formation of roots: the rhizogenic effect of auxin.

rhi′zo·gen′e·sis (-ĭ-sĭs) n.
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(ˌraɪzəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) ,




(Botany) (of cells and tissues) giving rise to roots
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This is the main technique used for the production of fig tree seedlings on a commercial scale; however, even with the efficacy of the method described in literature, it must be considered that each cultivar presents a different rhizogenic potential (ALJANE; NAHDI, 2014; BISI et al., 2016).
No fungicide treatment was used so that the cuttings could express their rhizogenic potential.
The organic matter is very important in the production of seedlings through rhizogenic stimulation, considering that it presents, in its constitution, humic substances (HS) such as the humic (HA) and fulvic (FA) acids.
indica callus cultures such as the embryogenic, organogenic, rhizogenic and non-embryogenic callus lines were obtained successfully, especially in cotyledons.
Each micro-shoot was separated from clumps and implanted in 1/2 MS medium enriched with IBA for checking the rhizogenic ability of phytohormone.
Formation of a rhizogenic calcrete during a glacial stage (Oxygen Isotope Stage 12): its palaeoenvironmental stratigraphic significance.
In apple microcuttings, De Klerk (2002) showed that during the first days certain cells in the stem become competent to respond to the rhizogenic signal.
Seasonal climatic contrasts promoted repeated situations of immersion and emersion, testified by hidromorphic features and carbonate rhizogenic concretions developed in the floodplain clays.
The adjustment of models, which express the rooting of the different genetic materials to be propagated in a nursery, can minimize the costs, due to the optimization of the use of the facilities, avoiding the permanence of seedlings in the greenhouse beyond the necessary time, or the death of minicuttings as a function of their removal before the rhizogenic process is completed (MELO et al., 2011).
In this case, Arbequina cultivar detached and its rhizogenic potential was higher than the other cultivars, a fact also highlighted in other research works performed by Silva et al.