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The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Caption: Figure 1: Total phenolic content (TPC) (a), total flavonoid content (TFC) (b), ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) (c), and 2,2-azinobis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline)-6-sulfonic acid (ABTS) free-radical scavenging potential (d) of aqueous extracts and PRFs of Ganoderma lucidum mycelium and fruiting body.
unicolor fruiting body showed the presence of water (50%), water-insoluble (1 [right arrow] 3)-[alpha]-D-glucan (23.1%), and the remaining part composed of other structural ingredients of cell wall.
The maximum number of fruiting body (164.33) was recorded on T3 and was significantly different from the control in the first flush.
Nutrient composition and functional activity of different stages in the fruiting body development of Philippine paddy straw mushroom, Volvariella volvacea (Bull.:Fr.) Sing.
It was found that not all instances of fungal fruiting body presence were accompanied by an increase of localized MC in the area.
Lo, H.C., Tu, S.T., Lin, K.C., Lin, S.C., 2004, The anti-hyperglycemic activity of the fruiting body of Cordyceps in diabetic rats induced by nicotinamide and streptozotocin.
The fruiting body, which is equivalent to the mushrooms produced by other fungi species, is up to 10m long, 80cm wide and weighs half a tonne.
(1995), the addition of casamino acids and inositol is important for the formation of the fruiting body of A.
Nature of product Triterpenes (%) Polysaccharide (%) A(fruiting body extract) 1.36 4.48 B(fruiting body extract) 2.36 5.32 C(fruiting body extract) 1.88 15.70 D(fruiting body extract) 1.06 10.97 E(fruiting body extract) 0.44 7.51 F(fruiting body extract) 1.78 6.18 G(fruiting body extract) 1.44 13.30 H(fruiting body extract) 0.50 15.80 I(fruiting body extract) 7.82 7.66 J(fruiting body powder) 0.46 1.10 K(mycelium powder) Undetectable 12.78 Note: These data were obtained in one laboratory using the same equipment and method for each sample.
strains to new residues requires knowledge of the cultivation process and the chemical composition of both substrate and fruiting body, more so as new formulations with wood and agroindustrial waste from the Amazon region are considered.
It originates from the fruiting body of the quinoa plant that is native to the South American Andes region.
The researchers compared not only these three species, but also wild versus cultivated fungi and three different botanical parts: the whole fruiting body, the pileus (cap) and the stipe (stalk).