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ISBN-10: 0973181621

ISBN-13: 9780973181623

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It is also widely used in India as a fibre for sacking and cords, but it is inferior to true hemp (Cannabis). Cryptic error The term originally used by Vanderplank to describe inter-plot interference or parasite interference. Cucumber See: Cucumis sativus. Cucumis anguria The West Indian gherkin. These fruits are used mainly in pickles, but they should not be mistaken for the more common gherkin which is only a small cucumber. Cucumis melo Melon. This highly variable species consists of four basic types, which interbreed freely.

A heterozygous population of an inbreeding species is multiplied for several generations in the field with minimal or zero selection in the early stages. Such early selection as does occur involves only single gene characters such as marker genes. However, single seed descent in a greenhouse is usually preferable, because it is faster. Bullo See: Elusine corocana. Bullrush millet Also known as pearl millet, spiked millet, cat-tail millet and bajra. See: Pennisetum typhoides. Butterfly Adult insects of the Order Lepidoptera, which have large membranous wings.

A suitable species for amateur breeders in ecologically appropriate areas. Chlorophyll The pigment that makes plants green, and which is the catalyst for converting carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, using solar energy, in the process known as photosynthesis. The term is derived from the Greek words for ‘green’ and ‘leaf’. Chlorotic A loss or reduction in the green colour of leaves, due either to the destruction of chlorophyll, or to the prevention of its synthesis, usually by the action of a parasite, particularly a virus, or by a mineral deficiency.

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