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In classification, monotypic groups are those that contain only a single species.
The organ containing the egg within the ovary of a flower. After fertilisation, it develops into a seed.
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The technique of miniaturising trees or plants by growing them in containers and pruning, training and trimming them to achieve an aesthetically desirable result.
Describes an organism with cells containing two homologous sets of chromosomes, ie, the full number for its species.
Knobbly growth arising from the roots of leguminous plants. The root nodules contain bacteria used in nitrogen fixation.
The fertilised and matured ovule of a plant. It contains the embryo of a new plant, as well as nutrients for its development.
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A chemical compound used in the propagation of plants. Proprietary brands contain hormones needed to promote root cell development, as well as mineral nutrients and trace elements.
Refers to non-animal, non-vegetable substances that do not contain carbon. Often applied to chemical products used to improve the soil.