conceptacle


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conceptacle

[kən′sep·tə·kəl]
(botany)
A cavity which is shaped like a flask with a pore opening to the outside, contains reproductive structures, and is bound in a thallus such as in the brown algae.
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Phymatolithon repandum and Mesophyllum printzianum have uniporate gametangial conceptacles and multiporate tetrasporangial conceptacles, making these life cycle stages easy to distinguish.
(2) Reproductive potential of Pneophyllum sp.: Analyzed by counting the number of individuals with and without reproductive structures (conceptacles), and the number of conceptacles per reproductive individual.
Tetrasporangial conceptacles with one pore, urn-shaped, 400 [micro]m long and 310 [micro]m in diam., located in terminal branches.
"It has very large conceptacles, the reproductive structures," explained Riosmena-Rodriguez.
Fucoid algae release male and female gametangia (antheridia and oogonia) through multicellular pores to the surface of the alga from spherical, subepidermal conceptacles present throughout the reproductive tissue (receptacles, Fritsch 1945).
The intercalary meristem, photosynthetic cells, and reproductive conceptacles of P.

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