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basal part of a plant ovule opposite the micropyle

one of two spiral bands of tissue connecting the egg yolk to the enclosing membrane at either end of the shell

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The cells with differentiated content occurring in the chalaza were considered hypostase.
For example, Halloin (1975) observed that certain fungi entered cotton seeds predominantly via the chalaza.
odoratissima, the aril consists of excretions from the funicle and the chalaza in the former (Fig.
At the two ends of the longer axis, the capsules had a threadlike extension, the chalaza.
Then, the egg yolk membranes and chalaza were removed by filtering through a 2,000 testing sieve (Chung Gye Sang Gong Sa, Seoul, Korea).
The seed body bears a conspicuous long oval/oboval germination valve similar to that found in extinct Decodon and Microdiptera seeds and a similarly positioned raphe, chalaza, and hilum.
chalaza (kuh-LAY-zah) The white stringy material that anchors the yolk in the center of the egg.
El termino estrofiolo se refiere aqui a la depresion longitudinal de la cubierta seminal ubicada en el rafe entre el hilo y la chalaza (Werker 1980/81, Argel y Humprhyes 1983, Serrato-Valenti et al.
The seed is orthotropous because the hilum, the chalaza, and the