antherozoid

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antherozoid

[‚an·thə·rə′zō·əd]
(botany)
A motile male gamete produced by plants.
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the mechanism for the release of the antherozoids and the pathway of fertilization within the megaspore (Tan et al.
The combination of characters of hair type and position, margin, antheridial structure, shapes of the antheridial dehiscence, antherozoid liberation, and number of archegonial neck cells were used by Atkinson (1973), Pryer et al, (1995), and Perez-Garcia and Mendoza-Ruiz (2004) to delimit subgenera, species, or groups of species within the Thelypteridaceae.