archesporium


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archesporium

the cell or group of cells from which SPORES are derived.
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Megasporogenesis is initiated by the development of an archesporium hypodermally oriented in the nucellus.
Rembert (1969a) compared megasporogenesis of 16 species of Papilionaceae family and indicated that in this family an archesporium, whether multicellular or a single cell, is characteristically hypodermal.