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 (və-rĕs′ənt, vī-)
1. Becoming green.
2. Somewhat green; greenish.

[Latin virēscēns, virēscent-, present participle of virēscere, to become green, inchoative of virēre, to be green.]
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(Colours) greenish or becoming green
[C19: from Latin virescere to grow green, from virēre to be green]
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(vaɪˈrɛs ənt, vɪ-)

1. turning green.
2. tending to a green color; greenish.
[1820–30; < Latin virēscent-, virēscēns, present participle of virēscere to become green, inchoative derivative of virēre to be green]
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The metabolites of blue, pink, and virescent hues were visible during the indole biodegradation by Acinetobacter pittii L1.
Only seven lines, namely, BP-52-16, MBLYHH, JBWR-21, CNH-2773, AKH-9620, B 59-16792, Super okra virescent and 59-CCD were recorded resistant to cotton leaf curl virus disease.
Molecular identification of phytoplasmas from virescent Ranunculus plants and from leafhoppers in Southern Italian crops.
These virescent pieces were embedded into roughly-textured, gessoed surfaces that looked like ruined walls, giving them the appearance of archaeological artifacts rather than works of art.
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Plourde (M), Virescent Solutions, Inc., Sanford, FL
plants plants (3:1) Green leaf [V.sub.1_] 27 26.25 Virescent leaf [v.sub.1][v.sub.1] 8 875 Normal leaf [Cu.sub._] 28 27.00 Cup leaf cucu 8 9.00 Normal bract [Fg.sub._] 26 25.50 Frego bract fgfg 9 8.50 Normal branch [Cl.sub.1_] 26 25.50 Cluster branch [cl.sub.1][cl.sub.1] 9 8.50 Glanded stem [Gl.sub.1_] 28 26.25 Glandless stem [gl.sub.1][gl.sub.1] 7 8.75 Phenotype [chi square] [r.sub.ML] Green leaf 0.09 0.457 Virescent leaf Normal leaf 0.15 0.457 Cup leaf Normal bract 0.04 0.514 Frego bract Normal branch 0.04 0.514 Cluster branch Glanded stem 0.47 0.400 Glandless stem [[chi square].sub.0.05, 1] = 3.84.
(1988) proposed a scheme called hybrid elimination and haploid production system using a strain with semigamy (Se), lethal gene (LefaV), virescent (117), and male sterility or glandless ([gl.sub.2][gl.sub.3]).
Researchers in China also found that semigamy was unstable, where Zhang (1993) reported that haploid percentage varied from 0 to 58.3% among progeny-rows of a virescent semigametic line, Vsg-7, and concluded that the semigametic trait was lost in some plants.
Seedlings were classified for v4/v4 (virescent), lg1/lg1 (liguleless) and wild-type phenotypes and then treated with sethoxydim.
Expression of CM-1-90 resembled previously described virescent or albivirescent markers.
Virescent mutants are desirable materials for genetic and breeding studies of cotton because of their distinctive expression with easy identification, simple inheritance, and use as genetic markers.