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(Science: botany) a genus of solanaceous plants, with large funnel-shaped flowers and a four-celled, capsular fruit.

The commonest species are the thorn apple (D. Stramonium), with a prickly capsule, white flowers and green stem, and D. Tatula, with a purplish tinge of the stem and flowers. Both are narcotic and dangerously poisonous.

Origin: NL.; cf. Skr. Dhattra, Per. & ar. Tatra, Tatla.

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How many primary trisomics are in weed Datura?

Weed Datura has 24 diploid. How may primary trisomics does it has? Also please tell me how can we calculate the number of primary trisomics from diploid.

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by Nazneen2013
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How many primary trisomics are in weed Datura?
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Re: sporophytic haploids....is it true?

... embryo sac. However, parthenogenetic development of unfertilized eggs can occur, but it is very rare. Haploid sporocytes were first reported in Datura stramonium (q.v.). The frequency of haploid plants can be greatly increased using anther culture (q.v.). Homozygous diploid plants can then be ...

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by sara135
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: sporophytic haploids....is it true?
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Intro to genetics problem.

I am unsure that my answer to this problem is correct please help me. In the plant datura, purple flowers are dominant to white flowers. When a purple-flowered plant is self-pollinated, its progeny are 28 purple-flowered plants and 10 white-flowered plants. What ...

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by BioNoob
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Intro to genetics problem.
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incorrect plant ID

The hardy native plant that resembles Brugs is Datura Stramonium. (Datura is in the same family as tomotoes and nightshade.) One common name for datura is Angel's Trumpet (Jimson Weed is less poetic) because it contains highly toxic alkaloids. Idiots ...

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by eluned
Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Brugmansia Candida
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