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a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae

animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders

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Otegui and Melon (1997) suggest that assimilate partitioning to the ear during silking is critical to kernel set, and is related to the rate of ear growth (in length) around silking.
The effects of water stress and genotype on the dynamics of pollen-shedding and silking in maize.
10] (Argentina) and 10 d after silking (DAS), by dissecting the ears of three untagged plants.
01 cm long, and continued up to 7 d after silking (DAS) or until no effective extension could be detected because of silk senescence.
For computing these relationships, TT was set to zero at silking (i.