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spo·ran·gi·um

 (spə-răn′jē-əm)
n. pl. spo·ran·gi·a (-jē-ə)
A single-celled or many-celled structure in which spores are produced, especially in fungi, algae, mosses, and ferns. Also called spore case.

[New Latin sporangīum : spor(o)- + Greek angeion, vessel; see angio-.]

spo·ran′gi·al (-jē-əl) adj.

sporangium

(spəˈrændʒɪəm)
n, pl -gia (-dʒɪə)
(Biology) any organ, esp in fungi, in which asexual spores are produced
[C19: from New Latin, from sporo- + Greek angeion receptacle]
spoˈrangial adj

spo•ran•gi•um

(spəˈræn dʒi əm)

n., pl. -gi•a (-dʒi ə)
the case or sac in which spores are produced.
[1815–25; < New Latin, =spor- spor- + Greek angeîon vessel]
spo•ran′gi•al, adj.

spo·ran·gi·um

(spə-răn′jē-əm)
Plural sporangia
A plant cell or structure in which spores are produced. Ferns, fungi, mosses, and algae release spores from sporangia.

sporangium

A structure in which spores are produced and stored.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sporangium - organ containing or producing sporessporangium - organ containing or producing spores
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
macrosporangium, megasporangium - a plant structure that produces megaspores
microsporangium - a plant structure that produces microspores
eusporangium - a sporangium that arises from a group of epidermal cells
leptosporangium - a sporangium formed from a single epidermal cell; characteristic of the Filicales or of almost all modern ferns
tetrasporangium - a sporangium containing four asexual spores
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More than 30 sporangial meiotic cells at late diplotene were counted.
The majority of pteridophytes are shown to have an amoeboid tapetum (Parkinson & Pacini, 1995), however, many homosporous ferns have globular bodies in their sporangial locules that were considered to be homologous to orbicules in spermatophytes (Lugardon, 1981).
Sporangial form and dimensions: Sporangia were produced by cutting 5-mm-diameter disks from the advancing margin of a colony grown on V8 agar and floating these disks on 10 ml of 1-5% sterile soil extract for 4-5 days at 24 [degrees]C under fluorescent light as in Mitchell et al.
Cultures arising from sporangial transfers were maintained on SHM or dung agar in disposable plastic Petri dishes sealed with parafilm at 22 [+ or -] 2[degrees]C with alternating 12 h light and dark periods of 2000 lux, cool white fluorescent illumination.
The fully developed microsporangium consists of a mass of haploid pollen grains enclosed within the sporangial wall.
colocasiae sporangial suspension containing approximately 500 sporangia or with water as control and the symptom were allowed to develop.
Pharmacologic treatment has not been successful, probably because of the impenetrability of the sporangial wall (4).