microsporocyte


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microsporocyte

[¦mī·krō′spȯr·ə‚sīt]
(botany)
A diploid cell from which four microspores are produced by meiosis. Also known as microspore mother cell.
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Cytokinesis in microsporocyte meiosis is of the simultaneous type, and the micropore tetrads are tetrahedral.
tapetum: Nutritive somatic tissue surrounding the microsporocyte.
Primary sporogenousa cells were developed directly as microsporocytes.
The tapetal cells are uni-nucleate, bi- nucleate or tri-nucleate at the stage of microsporocyte (Figs.
the microsporocyte, and perhaps other micrmporangial tissues such as the tapetum.
The cells in the sporogenous areas that undergo meiosis are called microspore mother cells, or microsporocytes.
2002); and (iii) the high susceptibility of microsporocytes to glyphosate during microsporogenesis (Pline et al.
The EXCESS MICROSPOROCYTES 1 gene encodes a putative leucinerich repeat receptor protein kinase that controls somatic and reproductive cell fates in the Arabidopsis anther.
Microsporocytes are recognizable by their large volume, dense cytoplasm, and conspicuous nuclei.