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Rice Vocs

Rice Vocs
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Jul

Procumbent

Trailing or lying flat but not rooting.

11
Jul

Probe

1) In epidemiological studies, a trap plant used to determine the conduciveness of a given environment to disease development. 2) A DNA or RNA fragment labeled with a radioactive or nonradioactive marker and used in nucleic acid hybridization experiments to detect specific DNA and RNA sequences.

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Jul

Probability

The proportion of times in which an event occurs in an infinitely large and hypothetical series of cases, each capable of producing an event.

11
Jul

Primitive forms

Unimproved plants having features or traits that are akin to wild rice relatives. Plants having primitive features such as pigmented plant parts, long awns, lax panicles, extreme shattering, and perennial growth habit.

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Jul

Primer

Short sequence of DNA (or RNA) used to initiate DNA replication.

11
Jul

Primary trisomic

A trisomic in which the extra chromosome is one of the normal chromosomes of the complement.

11
Jul

Primary tillers

Tillers arising from the lowermost nodes of the main culm.

11
Jul

Primary tillage

Initial cutting of soil where a crop has been grown or harvested. It is commonly referred to as ploughing

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Jul

Primary root system

The first root and its branches.

11
Jul

Primary panicle branches

The structures arising from the panicle axis. They bear the secondary branches and primary spikelets.

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Jul

Primary leaf

The first seedling leaf, without a blade.

11
Jul

Primary inoculum

Pathogen or a part such as spores, fragments of mycelium, etc. That can cause primary infection in a life cycle.

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Jul

Primary infection

First infection by a pathogen after going through a resting or dormant period.

11
Jul

Primary growth

Growth initiated by the stem and root meristems.

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Jul

Primary

1) Essential or related to first principles, the first objectives. 2) The first plant parts such as the root, leaf and tillers (e.g. Primary leaf, primary tillers).

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Jul

Preventative measures

Actions taken in advance to prevent any undesirable effects from lack of nutrients or pests and diseases.

11
Jul

Prepotency

Capacity of a parent to impress characteristics on its offspring so that they are more alike.

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Jul

Preplant herbicide

A herbicide applied before the crop is planted.

11
Jul

Preparatory tillage

Preparatory tillage refers to tillage operations that are done to prepare the land for raising crops. It consists of deep opening and loosening of the soil to bring about a desirable tilth as well as to incorporate or uproot weeds and crop stubbles. Preparatory tillage is further divided into Primary tillage and Secondary tillage.

11
Jul

Preliminary trial or experiment

A test or trial to gain initial information that can be used in more detailed and critical experiments later.

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