semidwarf

semidwarf

(ˌsɛmɪˈdwɔːf)
n
(Plants) a plant which is smaller than usual but bigger than a dwarf
adj
(Botany) (of plants) smaller than standard variety but larger than a dwarf
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Its 'semidwarf' rice variety saved India from famine in the 1960s.
Thus, simple selection in early generations may be helpful to get semidwarf plants to enhance seed yield in wheat (Kathiria and Sharma, 1996; Ojaghi and Akhundova 2010).
The biosynthetic pathways of GAs have been studied clearly since they were identified (Peng et al., 1997), but how dwarf or semidwarf genes effect on plant height via GA pathway was not clear.
Many fruit trees--including semidwarf varieties--can easily grow to 15 feet and taller.
Contribution of internode reserves to grain yield in a tall and semidwarf spring wheat.
Semidwarf Fat Albert reaches 15 feet, Blaukissen, or Blue Kiss, reaches 10 feet tall, and White Spruce, Picea glauca 'Conica,' is a dwarf that only reaches seven feet tall.
These compact, semidwarf varieties have been bred for their beautiful dark foliage and compact habit and are free flowering from June to late summer, growing to about 50cm.
In addition, dwarf and semidwarf trees produce fruit earlier than larger trees.
Louise is an intermediate height semidwarf cultivar.
With the advent of the Green Revolution, the semidwarf varieties IR8 and IR6 were introduced from the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, in 1967 and 1969, respectively.
The Rice Tec patent covers any basmati variety crossed with a semidwarf strain grown anywhere in the western hemisphere.