Term Information

Accession
PO:0020075
Name
mericarp
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
mericarpo (Spanish, exact), 分果 (Japanese, exact)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A cardinal part of multi-tissue plant structure (PO:0025498) which is one carpellate unit of a schizocarp fruit (PO:0030098) consisting of pericarp (PO:0009084) and one or more seeds (PO:0009010). Source: POC:Laurel_Cooper, NYBG:Dario_Cavaliere, NYBG:Brandon_Sinn
Comment
A mericarp develops from one carpel of a syncarpous gynoecium. The pericarp of each carpel are fused together until maturity, at which point the carpellate units separate from one another.
Subset
None
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Parents of mericarp (PO:0020075)
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mericarp [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  schizocarp fruit (PO:0030098)
mericarp [is_a relation] is_a  cardinal part of multi-tissue plant structure (PO:0025498)

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