megasporocyte


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megasporocyte

[¦meg·ə′spȯr·ə‚sīt]
(botany)
A diploid cell from which four megaspores are produced by meiosis. Also known as megaspore mother cell.
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The first character relates to the position of the megasporocyte, the second generally to the position of the megagametophyte (whether deep-seated or not), since cell divisions in the nucellar epidermis normally occur after the megasporocyte stage.
In Acorus the megasporocyte is two cell layers from the surface (Fig.
In Convallaria and Canna the archesporial cell divides into a proximal megasporocyte and a distal parietal cell, which then repeatedly divides anticlinally to form a single layer of cells between the megasporocyte and the nucellar epidermis.