archegonium

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Fig. 43 Archegonium . Mature archegonium of Marchantia (Hepaticae).

archegonium

(pl. archegonia) the female sex organ of BRYOPHYTA, PTERIDOPHYTES and most GYMNOSPERMS.
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Archegonia are morphologically standardized and have little significant differences in numbers of neck cells and length (Stokey & Atkinson, 1952; Nayar & Kazmi, 1964; Nayar & Kaur, 1969, 1971).
Perigonia outnumbered perichaetia in forests of 15-30 years-since-harvest, as did antheridia compared to archegonia, thus a male bias occurred.
a large number of archegonia (200+), and the male gametophyte produces
In Douglas-fir, there are four to six archegonia per ovule, but an average of less than two of these are fertilized.
sprucei with the appearance of archegonia, a fact that represent an uncommon pattern in the gametangial development.
to 100 or more archegonia per megametophtye, though only a few are
This species is considered apogamic because, in vitro, it does not form archegonia and the sporophytes developed have an apogamic origin.