from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of leguminous plants of the tribe Vicieæ, distinguished from the large related genus Lathyrus by the dilated summit of the style, which is inflexed and hardened, with reflexed margins above, and bearded on the inner face.
- n. In zoology, a genus of bivalves.
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- n. small genus of variable annual Eurasian vines: peas
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We study polyphenisms in the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum).
There is one curious little group of nicknames which seem to correspond to such Latin names as Piso, from pisum, a pea, and Cicero, from cicer --
The pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum Harris, (Homoptera: Aphididae) releases the volatile sesquiterpene (E) - β-farnesene (EBF) when attacked by a predator, triggering escape responses in the aphid colony.
Using the recently sequenced genome of the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum), we conducted the first extensive annotation of the immune and stress gene repertoire of a hemipterous insect, which is phylogenetically distantly-related to previously characterized insects models.
The sequencing of the Pea Aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, genome is a major milestone for insect scientists.
The study entitled "Genome Sequence of the Pea Aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum" was published online by PLoS Biology.
A pink clone of A. pisum (pea aphid), with different stages, growing on fava bean.
Moran has been investigating the role internal symbiotic bacteria play in the lives of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum for more than 15 years.
Latín pisum sapidum, guisante sabroso; a través del mozárabe bissaut, con g -; por influjo de guisar)