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Descriptor English:   Brassicaceae 
Descriptor Spanish:   Brassicaceae 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Brassicaceae 
Synonyms English:   Moricandia
Cresses
Moricandias
Cruciferae
Cress  
Tree Number:   B01.650.940.800.575.100.157
Definition English:   A plant family of the order Capparales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida. They are mostly herbaceous plants with peppery-flavored leaves, due to gluconapin (GLUCOSINOLATES) and its hydrolysis product butenylisotrhiocyanate. The family includes many plants of economic importance that have been extensively altered and domesticated by humans. Flowers have 4 petals. Podlike fruits contain a number of seeds. Cress is a general term used for many in the Brassicacea family. Rockcress is usually ARABIS; Bittercress is usually CARDAMINE; Yellowcress is usually RORIPPA; Pennycress is usually THLASPI; Watercress refers to NASTURTIUM; or RORIPPA or TROPAEOLUM; Gardencress refers to LEPIDIUM; Indiancress refers to TROPAEOLUM. 
History Note English:   2003(1998) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EM embryology EN enzymology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PH physiology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   33299 
Unique Identifier:   D019607 

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