As the potatoes grow, the spots may expand and turn corky and necrotic.
When the cup-shaped fruits open, the seeds drop into the water and, buoyed by their corky coats, are carried by the current.
If the Davis researchers could use their NMR to measure corky off-flavor - a more widespread spoilage problem - then the system might find more use, Henick-Kling says.
Trees on the floodplains often have modified bark structures; such as corky bark in Sesbania formosa and B. acutangula, and papery bark with internal longitudinal air passages in Melaleuca species.
A spongy or corky material fills the base of the perigynia in these and related Carex species.
It is also called the Cork Tree, as an inferior cork is processed from its corky bark.
Two trunks grew close, one sprouting strange corky warts and the other deeply furrowed.
The nuts enclosed in this have thick, corky shells, which are difficult to crack; but the slim kernels, white inside a pale brown skin, have a good, delicate flavour and repay the effort of extraction.
These pests cause cloudy spot, a condition characterized by white or yellow spots or patches on tomatoes and white corky tissue beneath these chlorotic surface blemishes.
When a cork is contaminated with TCA it makes the wine that comes into contact with it stink and taste bad and we say the wine is corked or corky .