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Sporophyte

sporophyte

spore producing plant generation. The dominant generation in pteridophytes and higher plants and alternates with the gametophyte generation.


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Concept of sexuality in plants.

Actually, the plant per se is sporophyte which is diploid and gives rise to haploid spores, which are the pollen and ovules. However, mostly plants contain both "sexes".

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by JackBean
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:10 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Concept of sexuality in plants.
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Plant physiology question

... “1” the sperm in the antheridium was found to have 8 chromosomes and the dominate gene “A” on one of the chromosomes which produced large sporophyte fronds. In a hybrid “2” fern, the egg was also found to contain 8 chromosomes with a recessive gene “a” which produced small sporophyte fronds. ...

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by inglej
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:41 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plant physiology question
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Why coniferophyta called sporophyte?

No, seeds are not spores. The tree itself is the sporophyte generation. It is called a sporophyte because it produces spores, not because it is a spore. It produces microspores, which are part of the pollen grain, and megaspores, which develop into ...

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by aptitude
Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:55 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Why coniferophyta called sporophyte?
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Why coniferophyta called sporophyte?

As we know, spores are those ''seeds'' produce by mushroom or mucor. And spores are techniquely small and unseen by naked eye. But aren't seeds produced by conifer plants just too big to be "sporo"phyte? Why don't something like "seedo"phyte is called instead? :?:

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by moneyyip
Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:56 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Why coniferophyta called sporophyte?
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How many chromosomes in nucleus of non-dividing root tip...?

sporophyte is diploid or monoploid?

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by JackBean
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:46 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How many chromosomes in nucleus of non-dividing root tip...?
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