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(1) Of, relating to, or characterized by pubescence

(2) Describing an individual having reached or at the puberty stage

(3) Covered with fine short hair or down


Word origin: Latin pubescens (to become hairy, downy, or an adult)

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About peppermint

... I supposed it's cropped through vegetative means, so where do my fertile seeds I sowed last year come from? And why now did I get some plants with pubescent leaves and some others though as tall without any down. are there male and female?

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by Matt24
Sun May 29, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: About peppermint
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Homework Question

... :) You are growing rapeseed (which normally has very few trichomes (hairs) on its leaves...called glabrous) and you notice a plant with very few pubescent leaves. You emasculate (remove the stamens) the pubescent plant and fertilize it with pollen from a normal, glabrous plant. All of the F1 ...

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by cornears
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homework Question
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... differs from a butterfly. Larvae often have special (larval) organs which do not occur in the adult form. The larvae of some species can become pubescent and not further develop into the adult form (for example, in some newts). This is called neoteny. so, yes tadpole can be a larva

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by kiekyon
Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Organisms
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