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elater

[′el·ə·tər]
(botany)
A spiral, filamentous structure that functions in the dispersion of spores in certain plants, such as liverworts and slime molds.
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elater were allopatric in the extreme north-eastern Iran, but were found in sympatry in Golestan.
elater were sampled from the same place in Golestan, one may assume for them to be at least parapatric.
elater is similar with these burrows except having the reproduction burrow.
elater had a single nest chamber and without the stored food (Colak & Yigit 1998), suggesting that in all three of burrow system, nest chambers are adequately buffered from above ground temperature conditions.
Each Equisetum spore has four unique strap-like structures called elaters attached to the spore surface at a common point.
Liverworts are distinguished by several synapomorphies: Oil bodies, the growth hormone lunularic acid rather than abscisic acid found in Charophycean algae and all other embryophytes, POs in mitosis, and elaters in sporogenesis.
2007), the Marchantiopsida radiated to give rise to forms with elaborate elevated gametangiophores and reduced forms with receptacles hidden within the thallus, reduced sporophytes and loss of elaters.