One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The part of the stem of an embryo plant beneath the stalks of the seed leaves or cotyledons and directly above the root.
- ‘Callus was formed on cotyledons, hypocotyls, and radicles of embryos.’
- ‘During weeks 5 and 6 there was further development of the hypocotyl root axis and cotyledons.’
- ‘Shoots comprising the two cotyledons and the hypocotyl were separated from the roots.’
- ‘A wide variety of organs from various plant species were analysed: roots, stems, hypocotyls, leaves, fruits, and petioles.’
- ‘In wild-type Arabidopsis plants, the roots, hypocotyls, and inflorescence stems exhibit gravitropic bending.’
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