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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The form of a plant in the alternation of generations that produces asexual single-celled reproductive bodies.

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  • A pine tree is called a sporophyte because it develops from a spore produces spores is haploid can reproduce sexually and asexually cannot undergo meiosis
  • Ulva produces isomorphic thalli for its diploid sporophyte and haploid gametophyte.
  • The independent origin of this conducting system is of great interest for comparison with the vascular system of the sporophyte of the higher plants.
  • The last-mentioned case has been regarded as representing an apogamous development of the sporophyte from the gametophyte comparable to the cases of apogamy described in... for more
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