meiocyte


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meiocyte

[′mī·ə‚sīt]
(cell and molecular biology)
A cell undergoing meiotic division.
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Interestingly, male-sterile phenotypes are usually manifested at the late meiocyte stage, which in most cases overlap with the inductive window of meiocyte-derived callogenesis.
Thus, when we block or disturb the normal process of sexual reproduction by isolating anthers, meiocytes, microspores or pollen grains, or by hybridizing two distant species having severe pre-zygotic or post-zygotic reproductive barriers, we may be forcing the plant to activate this ancient, silent up to now mechanism in order to ensure reproduction by any means.
From meiocytes to ripe pollen grain, only proplastids (Fig.
as both cytokinesis occurred simultaneously at the end of meiosis and gave rise to normal tetrads, the percentage of meiocytes with this abnormality was discounted from the total of abnormalities.