homothallic

Plants!

Moderators: honeev, Leonid, amiradm, BioTeam

Post Reply
logitec
Garter
Garter
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:14 am

homothallic

Post by logitec » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:20 am

I would like to know the meaning of the term homothallic.
Thanks

User avatar
opuntia
King Cobra
King Cobra
Posts: 538
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:39 am
Location: Maldives(the chain of islands)

Post by opuntia » Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:41 pm

Having male and female reproductive structures on the same thallus (A plant body undifferentiated into stem, root, or leaf.), as in some fungi and algae.
"The roots of education is bitter, but the fruit is sweet" Aristotle

User avatar
Dr.Stein
King Cobra
King Cobra
Posts: 3501
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:58 am
Location: 55284 Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Contact:

Post by Dr.Stein » Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:18 am

From Dr.Stein's Bioterm book:

Homothallic (adj), Homothallus (n)
Greek: omoios = similar, single thallus = plant that cannot be distinguished into root, stem, leaf

8)
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest