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elicit (something) from (someone)

1. To provoke something from someone, typically a specific reaction or emotion. Geez, what did you say to elicit such anger from Ben?
2. To obtain something from someone. Don't worry, our spy will elicit the documents we need from our enemies.
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elicit something from someone

to obtain information from someone. I hoped to elicit a statement from the mayor, but I could not reach her. Larry was not able to elicit anything new from Jane.
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However, explant inoculation followed a different procedure from the protocol used in our study: (BRANDAO, 2014) inoculated the explant directly in the medium containing the elicitor, whereas we inoculated the explants in fresh medium and only transferred them to the medium containing the elicitor 10 days later.
Few data have been reported in the literature on the variation of BCs in tomatoes, much less as the result of an elicitor. Significant differences were found in TP and flavonoids between the first and ninth trusses following the application of NO, with the behavior of these two variables decreasing.
This review aims to demonstrate the necessity for a new recipe or "cocktail" of plant nutrients based on EEs and NEEs, and elicitors apply to achieve both a high yield and crops nutraceutical quality.
Site (P < 0.001), elicitor treatments (P < 0.001) main effects and site x elicitor treatments (P < 0.001) interaction were observed for crude protein content (Data not shown).
One part of the system involves the induction of elicitors and effectors by membrane-bound receptors, which activate the putative PAMPs.
Kavi Kishor, "Carbohydrate and elicitor enhanced withanolide (withaferin a and withanolide A) accumulation in hairy root cultures of Withania somnifera (L.)," Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, vol.
(1) The first factor is the factor of elicitor. This factor includes two attributes: requirement of elicitation techniques and domain knowledge.
El SiP indujo un incremento en el contenido de digoxina y digitoxina excepto en la mayor concentracion (1,0 g.[L.sup.-1]) que provoco una disminucion en el contenido de digoxina sin diferencias significativas respecto al control sin elicitor (figura 4).
She found that soil salinity is not an efficient elicitor for the production of glycoalkaloids in field grown thorn apple plants.
Similarly, elicitor or pathogen also could induce a significant increase in chitinase and [beta]-1,3-glucanase activities in plants [13, 26, 27].
Wilson et al., "High throughput sequencing technology reveals that the taxoid elicitor methyl jasmonate regulates microRNA expression in Chinese yew (Taxus chinensis)," Gene, vol.
They found that transgressions containing the conditioned disgust elicitor were perceived as more disgusting, but not more morally wrong than transgressions containing the neutral word.
In addition, after the last application, a known plant defense elicitor [0.5 mM solution jasmonic acid (JA) dissolved in ethyl alcohol] was sprayed onto half of the Si-treated plants.