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ga·me·to·phyte

 (gə-mē′tə-fīt′)
n. Botany
The haploid gamete-producing phase in a plant characterized by alternation of generations.

ga·me′to·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
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gametophyte

(ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) the plant body, in species showing alternation of generations, that produces the gametes. Compare sporophyte
gametophytic adj
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ga•me•to•phyte

(gəˈmi təˌfaɪt, ˈgæm ɪ-)

n.
the sexual form of a plant in the alternation of generations. Compare sporophyte.
[1890–95]
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ga·me·to·phyte

(gə-mē′tə-fīt′)
In plants, fungi, and certain algae, the individual organism or generation of organisms that produces reproductive cells (called gametes). Each cell of a gametophyte has only one set of chromosomes, just as its gametes do. In nonvascular plants, such as the mosses and liverworts, the gametophyte is the main plant form. In vascular plants, such as the ferns, grasses, conifers, and flowering plants, the gametophyte consists of only a few cells—the embryo sac and the pollen grain. Compare sporophyte.
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Noun1.gametophyte - the gamete-bearing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generationsgametophyte - the gamete-bearing individual or phase in the life cycle of a plant having alternation of generations
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
megagametophyte - the female gametophyte produced by the megaspore of a plant that produces both microspore and megaspores
microgametophyte - the male gametophyte produced by a microspore
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can occur in the gametophytic phase, sporophytic phase, or even during the interaction between male and female gametes.
Due to the gametophytic self-incompatibility of most Japanese cultivars, determined by the presence of a multi-allele locus containing the called S-alleles (TAKAYAMA; ISOGAI, 2005), there is a need for cultivation of compatible pollinator plants, appropriately arranged in the orchard (CASTRO et al., 2008) and with total or partially synchronized flowering period (SAPIR et al., 2004) to obtain satisfactory productivity.
on gametophytic and tetrasporophytic thalli of four populations of Chondracanthus chamissoi from Chile.
Pollen selection and the gametophytic expression of metal tolerance in Silene dioica (caryophyllaccae) and Mimulus guttatus (Scrophulariaceae).
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(2012) reported that plant ARM-repeat proteins were involved in promoting early seed growth through a distinct gametophytic maternal effect of zak ixik.
Effect of temperature on gametophytic selection in a Phalaenopsis F1 population.
Haploids are sporophytes containing gametophytic chromosomes so are valuable for not only inbreeding programs but also cytogenetic and genetic studies (Touraev et al.
Gametophytic phase of Doryopteris triphylla (Pteridaceae, Polypodiopsida)
Mishler BD and Oliver MJ (1991) Gametophytic phenology of Tortula ruralis, a desiccation-tolerant moss, in the Organ Mountains of southern New Mexico.
Moreover, a long-day regime was required for the initiation and germination of the gametophytic filaments (Hudson, 1974).