meiocyte


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meiocyte

(ˈmaɪəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Botany) botany a cell that divides by meiosis to produce four haploid spores (meiospores)
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Pre-fertilization ovule development in capsella: ultrstructure and ultracytochemical localization of acid phosphatase in the meiocyte. Protoplasma.
[22] have attributed the meiocyte fusion and hence syncyte formation in Lindelofia longiflora to cold and harsh climatic conditions.
1977.Ultrastructural features of the dividing meiocyte of Onoclea sensibilis.
Interestingly, male-sterile phenotypes are usually manifested at the late meiocyte stage, which in most cases overlap with the inductive window of meiocyte-derived callogenesis.
During the equational division, sister chromatids of each chromosome (univalent of durum haploids) move to opposite poles, and therefore the two resultant nuclei are essentially similar to each other and to the parental meiocyte. The haploid-derived homozygous lines or doubled haploids (DH) may prove useful in basic cytogenetic studies, in mapping, and in practical plant breeding.
([paragraph]) Micropylar cap = meiotic stage undiscernible, callose fluorescence restricted to the wall of the meiocyte closest to the micropyle.
In the latter case, MMCs may still undergo meiosis but either the meiocyte or the young reduced embryo sac usually aborts.
The origin of unreduced microspores due to aberrant cytokinesis in the meiocyte of potato and its genetic significance.
Nonhomologous proteins build up the SCs, which are rather conserved ultrastructures of meiocytes and perform a common function in the course of meiosis in eukaryotic organisms [4].
Laggard chromosomes (Figure 1D and J) were visualized in MPP I and MPP II plants, affecting 16.83% of meiocytes in anaphase I and 35.90% in anaphase II, respectively.