spermosphere


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spermosphere

(spĕr′mō-sfēr) [″ + sphaira, a circle]
A mass of spermatids derived from spermatogonia.
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2002) and roots (Sturz and Kimpinski 2004), and from seed spermosphere (McKellar and Nelson 2003).
Effect of genomic location on horizontal transfer of a recombinant gene cassette, between Pseudomonas strains in the rhizosphere and spermosphere of barley seedlings.
Initially, biofilm formation will not be extensive, given the relatively dry and oligotrophic conditions on seed surface and in the spermosphere. However, when the conditions are right for germination, in particular with regard to water availability and temperature, seeds will start to imbibe water; a process that is immediately accompanied by the leaking of cellular and vacuolar constituents from the seed (Nelson, 2004).