sporophyte


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sporophyte

[spôr′əfīt]
Etymology: Gk, sporos + phyton, plant
the asexual, spore-bearing stage in organisms that reproduce by alternation of generations.

sporophyte

(spor′ō-fīt) [″ + phyton, plant]
The spore-bearing stage of a plant exhibiting alternation of generations.

sporophyte

the diploid generation of plants which by MEIOSIS gives rise to a HAPLOID (1) generation of spores.
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2011), we counted the number of mature spores in four sporangia of different sporophytes in order to detect a deviation from the normal production.
They also found forest age positively correlated with sporophyte numbers and negatively correlated to the percentage of non-expressed shoots.
Experimental studies on megaspore viability, partenogenesis and sporophyte formation in Marsilea, Pilularia and Regnellidium.
The outside of the rhizome mass of the Polytaenium supported gametophytes and young sporophytes of additional plants of Polytaenium, showing that the site was favorable for its growth and establishment.
During the 14-day experiment, we monitored a total of 60 amphipods that were distributed over 12 containers, each with one sporophyte of Macrocystis pyrifera.
These authors reported that after harvesting of Laminaria hyperborea by trawling, though the young kelps grew up rapidly to replace the mature sporophytes, the epiphytes and holdfast fauna populations took significantly longer to recover.
The sporophyte generation produces spores, each of which develops into a gametophyte, which produces gametes.
Sporophyte morphology of Asplenium dareoides was reviewed, and development and morphology of its gamethophytes were studied for the first time from spore culture on mineral agar.
Sporophyte is found in abundance with foot, seta and capsule.
The fern sporophyte, as the homologon of the sporogonium in the life-type, is a rooted shoot, i.
SPME/GC-MS analyses demonstrated that capsules emit the majority of sporophyte odors.
However, spatial and temporal patterns of thallus morphology and sporophyte reproduction have not been investigated in Southern California.