antheridium


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an·ther·id·i·um

(an'ther-id'ē-um),
The male gametangium produced in the teleomorph part of the life cycle of fungi.
[Mod. L. anthera, flower, fr. G anthēros, blooming, fr. anthēo, to bloom, + dim. suffix -idium, fr. G. -idion]
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Fig. 40 Antheridium . Generalized structure, longitudinal section.

antheridium

(pl. antheridia) the male sex organ of bryophytes, pteridophytes, algae and fungi.
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Apart from the central spermatogenous cell which eventually develops into spermatozoids, an antheridium possesses a set of jacket cells that envelope this central spermatogenous zone (Leung and Naf, 1979).
ANOVA of morphologically adjusted rates of antheridium production among male and hermaphrodite O.
Each antheridium had one opercular cell in the antheridial jacket at the gametophyte surface (Fig.