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a root-like attachment in parasitic plants that penetrates and obtains food from the host

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The effects of bacterial isolates on haustorial initiation varied from non- significant to significant when compared with the nutrient broth medium.
Haustorial synergids: An important character in the systematics of Danthonioid grasses (Arundinoideae: Poaceae).
Data on percentage germination, haustorial initiation and attachment were calculated and subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) [7].
Haustorial frequency of some root parasites in culture.
Some families have specialised structures in this region; for example, in the dicot family Podostemonaceae there is a nucellar plasmodium, which is a multinucleate haustorial protoplast (Arekal & Nagendran, 1975).