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Propagule

Part of an organism that may be disseminated.

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Propagate

Produce an identical organism from a given organism. To multiply by sexual or asexual reproduction through seeds or cuttings.

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Promoter

A region on a DNA or RNA strand which is recognized by RNA polymerase in order to initiate transcription.

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Prokaryote

Organisms characterized by the absence of major organelles such as nucleus and plastids.

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Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)

A management tool for defining and integrating events and processes that must be accomplished in time to assure completion of project objectives on schedule.

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Progeny test

Determines the genetic characteristics and evaluates the genotype of a variety or parent based on the performance of its progeny.

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Progeny

Offspring; individuals resulting from mating.

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Productivity

The rate at which something is produced. For example, production of rice per unit.

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Productive tiller

A tiller that produces a panicle.

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Productive soil

A soil in which the chemical, physical, and biological conditions are very favorable for the production of crops.

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Productive activity

Task that provides the household and community with economic benefits, such as crop and livestock production, handicraft, marketing, and wage employment.

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Production function

A statistically estimated function that relates the output of a production system (e.g., rice) to the inputs used in its production (e.g., labor, capital, fertilizer, pesticides).

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Procumbent

Trailing or lying flat but not rooting.

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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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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.

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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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Primer

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

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Primary trisomic

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

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Primary tillers

Tillers arising from the lowermost nodes of the main culm.

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