spermatium

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spermatium

(spər-mā′shē-əm, -shəm)
n. pl. sperma·tia (-shē-ə, -shə)
A nonmotile male gamete, as in red algae and certain fungi.

sper·ma′tial (-shəl) adj.
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DOES THE PRESENCE OF FUNGAL SPERMATIA ON FLOWER STIGMAS AFFECT SEED SET?
To determine whether the presence of fungal spermatia on stigmatic surfaces affected seed set of anemone, I performed a pollen and spermatia augmentation experiment in 1993.
To determine whether there was a difference in seed set between flowers that only received hand-applied pollen and flowers that received both spermatia and pollen, these two treatments were contrasted.