antherozoid

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antherozoid

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spermatozoid

a mobile male GAMETE having flagella (see FLAGELLUM).
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Despite significant advances in the study of the biology of Azolla, some important aspects of the life history remain unknown--e.g., the mechanism for the release of the antherozoids and the pathway of fertilization within the megaspore (Tan et al., 1986).
Antheridia, antherozoids and chloroplasts of shield mature cells of Chara hydropitys.
ANT: antheridia; ANZ: antherozoids; CAP I: primary capitular cells; CAP II: secondary capitular cells; CES: shield cells; CL: chloroplasts; FAN: antheridial filaments; FLA: flagella; GLO: plastoglobules; INT: internodes; MAN: manubria; NOD; nodes; NUC: nucleo; POL: pore of release; TI: thylakoids.