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spike·let

 (spīk′lĭt)
n.
A small or secondary spike, characteristic of grasses and sedges, bearing one or more florets and usually subtended by one or two bracts.

spikelet

(ˈspaɪklɪt)
n
1. (Botany) botany the unit of a grass inflorescence, typically consisting of two bracts (glumes) surrounding one or more florets, each of which is itself surrounded by two bracts. See lemma1, palea
2. (Botany) the small inflorescence of plants of other families, esp the sedges

spike•let

(ˈspaɪk lɪt)

n.
a small or secondary spike.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spikelet - a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leafspikelet - a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
aculeus - a stiff sharp-pointed plant process
glochid, glochidium - a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)
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It was observed that all traditional rice varieties have the same population uniformity, life cycle, color and spikelet fertility.
fluorescens rhizobacteria was found to have a significant effect on grain yield, number of days to heading, plant height, number of spikes per square meter and number of grains per spike while the effect of this application was not statistically significant for the number of days to maturity, spike length, number of spikelet per spike, grain weight per spike, biological weight, and harvest index (Table 2).
Morphological interpretation of the spikelet in Digitaria atra (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae) and emended generic description.
There are two types of flowers, and usually only one of these, known as the sessile spikelet (SS), is fertile, according to the study.
The results for wheat varieties showed that maximum (85.2%) m2 germination, (83.1cm) plant height, tillers plant-1 (6.1), grains spike-1 (59.9), spikelet's spike-1 (21.8), seed index (1000-grain weight, g) (49.2g) and grain yield (5452.4 kg ha-1) were observed in TJ-83 as compared to variety Imdad-2005 which produced minimum (84.3%) germination, (66.7cm) plant height, tillers plant-1 (5.9), grains spike-1 (55.0), spikelet's spike-1 (22.8), seed index (1000-grain weight, g) (42.4g) and grain yield (5044.6 kg ha-1).
The interactive effect of seed rates and seed soaking duration on emergence count, leaf area index, spikelet's per spike, grains per spike and grain yield were significant.
After harvest, spikelet per main spike (SMS, the 10 main panicle average the value), grain number per spike (GrNo/S, the average value of the random 10 ears), sterile spikelet number (SSNo, the average value of the random 10 ears), thousand grain weight (TGW, 1000 grain weight), harvest index (HI) and grain yield per plot (GY/P) were investigated.
Six yield traits, including number of panicles per plant (NP), number of grains per panicle (NGP), number of spikelets per panicle (NSP), spikelet fertility (SF), 1000-grain weight (TGW), and grain yield per plant (GY) were measured.
1) may consist of many spikelets arranged in a complex branching system, or a few spikelets or even a single spikelet (Haines & Lye, 1983, Vegetti & Tivano, 1991a; Vegetti, 1992, 1994, 2002, 2003; Heinzen & Vegetti, 1994; Goetghebeur, 1998; Browning & Gordon-Gray, 1999; Camelbeke, 2002; Guarise & Vegetti, 2007; Ahumada & Vegetti, 2009; Reutemann et al., 2009, 2012, 2014a, 2014b; Guarise et al., 2012; Lucero & Vegetti, 2012; Lucero et al., 2014; Dellaferrera & Vegetti, 2015).