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n. Botany
A cell that undergoes meiosis to produce four microspores. Also called microspore mother cell.
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(Botany) a cell that splits into microspores
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(ˌmaɪ krəˈspɔr əˌsaɪt, -ˈspoʊr-)

one of the mother cells that produce four microspores by meiosis.
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Cytokinesis in microsporocyte meiosis is of simultaneous type, and the micropore tetrads are tetrahedral.
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microspore: Haploid cells produced by meiosis in the anthers of angiosperms; four microspores are produced from a single microsporocyte.
Each microsporocyte undergoes meiosis and resulted in a microspore tetrad (Fig.
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Pollen hypoaneuploid for the respective chromosome are produced at a frequency of [+ or -] 50 % when a hypoaneuploid microsporocyte undergoes meiosis.
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microspore mother cells (Microsporocytes), were also detectable (Fig 1B).